The USU classes of 1925 and 1926 teamed up with some Jon M. Huntsman School of Business students to bring music to Old Main Hill and hope to Peru.
Students in David Herrmann’s management and human resources class are divided up into teams each semester and each team is expected to undertake a project that has a service component.
One of those teams decided an old and somewhat neglected fixture on the USU campus, the amphitheater on Old Main Hill, could use some love and attention.
They drafted about 40 people and they all went to work on the amphitheater that was constructed with the help of student donations from the USU classes of 1925 and 1926.
They swept it out, blasted it with a power-washer, sanded down and stained the wood benches, according to Nicole Brown, a junior in public relations, who was on the team.
And then to christen the makeover they held a benefit concert in fall 2008 that raised money for the school’s Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) program. The program trains entrepreneurs in Peru and offers them microloans.
Herrmann said he’s inspired by the good his students are able to accomplish each semester with their innovative approaches to service.