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Honors Students Partner With The Next Door for Hymns Record

Senior Honors students Skyler Schmanski, Alessandra Alegre, Kelly Lenahan and Sammi Potts partnered this semester with The Next Door, a community nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating the lives of women in crisis, to deliver a professionally produced and marketed hymns album. Through this five-song EP with tracks sung by the women of The Next Door, the team aims to give the women a renewed voice in their community. The project seeks to raise awareness for the organization in Nashville and beyond. After recording at the world-renowned Ocean Way Nashville Studios, their ambition nears fruition. The album will be released on iTunes and various streaming services in the coming months.

Schmanski said, “This is more than an album. It is a culmination of all that we have learned throughout our collegiate careers, united by a common desire to serve the community that has shaped us these past four years. We could not be more proud of our team, our product, and especially the women of The Next Door.”