Students put lessons to life in San Marcos
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At a time when many college students are cramming for finals, some Texas State University students are putting in a different kind of work.
Students with the university’s construction management school are working on a project that aims to improve the quality of life for people living in the San Marcos Housing Authority complex.
“Hands on experience is the best experience,” student Russell Hall said. “A lot of the people here are older or have kids that are younger and maybe they’ll come out and have a picnic at the picnic tables.”
In addition to picnic tables and barbecue pits, the ongoing project includes bridges and playground areas.
“We all come from different backgrounds and all have a different view as to how things should be done, so to bring those things together and to be able to cooperate with each other and finish a project, it takes a real team effort,” student Ben Keillor said.
Keillor is happy for the chance to put his studies to use in the community.
“So that people understand what we’re doing at school and know that we’re not just out partying all the time,” he said.
The students will finish the first phase of the project Saturday. Future plans for the community include a playground, bus stops and a pavilion.