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During spring break, 55 Waynesburg University students will serve outside of the Waynesburg community, both domestically and abroad. University faculty and staff will lead three mission service trips covering a variety of academic and professional interests.

The projects include partnerships with The Pittsburgh Project in Pittsburgh, Pa., Habitat for Humanity Work Camp in Concord, N.C., and Strong Missions in Carrillos, Costa Rica.

The Pittsburgh Project – Pittsburgh, Pa.

Twenty Waynesburg University students will serve The Pittsburgh Project (TPP) for a weeklong work camp Saturday, March 7, through Friday, March 13. Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholar Program, will serve as the trip leader.

Located on the north side of Pittsburgh, TPP is a Christian community development organization that serves vulnerable homeowners in neighborhoods throughout the city by providing home repairs. TPP is committed to meeting the needs of the Pittsburgh community and providing inner-city housing ministries.

Habitat for Humanity Work Camp – Concord, N.C.

Twenty-three students will spend their spring break in Concord, N.C., from Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, March 14. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication, and Brandon Szuminsky, instructor of communication, will serve as trip leaders.

To address substandard housing issues in North Carolina, students will serve with the Lake Norman, N.C., Habitat for Humanity affiliate to assist in building homes for residents.

Strong Missions – Carrillos, Costa Rica

Twelve Waynesburg University students will spend part of their spring break from Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, March 14, working with Strong Missions. Located in Carrillos, Costa Rica, Strong Missions is a Christian organization that specializes in serving and providing for the needs of low income Costa Rican individuals. Christopher Kellner, resident director at Waynesburg University, and Rev. Carolyn Poteet, director of international programs, will serve as trip leaders.

During the trip, students will assist with construction projects as well as participate in the Strong Missions Loaves and Fishes Feeding Program, aimed to provide feeding education and extracurricular programs to families.

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Twelve Waynesburg University students will spend part of their spring break from Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, March 14, working with Strong Missions. Located in Carrillos, Costa Rica, Strong Missions is a Christian organization that specializes in serving and providing for the needs of low income Costa Rican individuals. Christopher Kellner, resident director at Waynesburg University, and Rev. Carolyn Poteet, director of international programs, will serve as trip leaders.

During the trip, students will assist with construction projects as well as participate in the Strong Missions Loaves and Fishes Feeding Program, aimed to provide feeding education and extracurricular programs to families.

“I am looking forward for the opportunity to experience a culture different from my own,” said Michael Stroud, a junior forensic science major. “I have completed a lot of service trips in the United States so I am excited to travel outside of the country and provide service to those who need it.”

Students participating in the trip include:


•    Devin Coughlin, a senior international culture major from Oxford, N.J. (Belvidere High School)
•    Joshuah Dains, a senior business management major from Clarksville, Pa. (Jefferson Morgan High School)
•    Emma Emiliani, a senior criminal justice administration major from Canton, Pa. (Canton Area Junior-Senior High School)
•    Kara Evans, a freshman computer security and forensics major from Concord, Calif. (Berean Christian High School)
•    Cody Hillberry, a senior sociology major from Sycamore, Pa. (Home School)
•    Parker Kantos, a junior sociology (pre-law) major from Waupaca, Wis. (Waupaca High School)
•    Jessica Marabello, a junior mathematics major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Bishop Canevin High School)
•    Derrion May, a junior marine biology major from Belleville, Ill. (Belleville High School East)
•    Shelby O’Brien, a senior psychology major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Keystone Oaks High School)
•    DeRon Scott, a junior English (creative writing) major from San Diego, Calif. (Julian Charter School)
•    Michael Stroud, a junior forensic science major from Lockport, N.Y. (Lockport High School)
•    Victoria Whitty, a junior biology (pre-med) major from New Wilmington, Pa. (Wilmington Area High School)

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Twenty-three students will spend their spring break in Concord, N.C., from Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, March 14. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication, and Brandon Szuminsky, instructor of communication, will serve as trip leaders.

To address substandard housing issues in North Carolina, students will serve with the Lake Norman, N.C., Habitat for Humanity affiliate to assist in building homes for residents.

Students participating in the Habitat work camp mission trip include:


•    Nicole Aponick, a senior psychology major from Harrisburg, Pa. (Trinity High School)
•    Victoria Berggren, a junior psychology major from Lower Burrell, Pa. (Burrell High School)
•    Holly Berkey, a freshman accounting major from Friedens, Pa. (North Star High School)
•    Charles Cook, a junior biology (pre-med) major from Cheswick, Pa. (Twentynine Palms High School)
•    Heidi Evans, a sophomore nursing major from Anchorage, Alaska (East Anchorage High School)
•    Sara Faiad, a senior psychology major from South Fork, Pa. (Forest Hills High School)
•    Mary Hoffman, a junior English (creative writing) major from Butler, Pa. (Butler Area Senior High School)
•    Amanda Hooker, a junior psychology major from Bedford, Pa. (Bedford High School)
•    Erin Kern, a senior psychology major from Friedens, Pa. (Somerset Area Senior High School)
•    Joseph Kondash, a senior digital design major from State College, Pa. (State College Area High School)
•    Mary Krepp, a senior sociology major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (North Allegheny Senior High School)
•    James Law, a senior biblical ministry major from Erie, Pa. (McDowell High School)
•    Cody Lemke, a senior psychology major from Stow, Ohio (Woodridge High School)
•    Philip Littlejohn, a senior athletic training major from Union Springs, N.Y. (Southern Cayuga Central School)
•    Kaitlyn Marteney, a senior forensic accounting major from Berlin, Pa. (Berlin Brothers Valley High School)
•    Amber Martin, a sophomore biblical ministry major from Book Park, Ohio (Midpark High School)
•    Steven McHenry, a senior business management major from Knox, Pa. (Keystone Junior-Senior High School)
•    Anna Narehood, a freshman forensic chemistry major from Frenchville, Pa. (Clearfield Area High School)
•    James Sneed, a senior finance major from Moseley,Va. (Powhatan High School)
•    Kristen Sniezek, a junior nursing major from Moon Township, Pa. (Moon Area High School)
•    Travis Sumner, a sophomore forensic accounting major from Eighty Four, Pa. (Canon McMillan High School)
•    Brianna Watt, a senior special education major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)
•    Dylan Ziegler, a senior biblical ministry major from Knox, Pa. (Keystone Junior-Senior High School)

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Twenty Waynesburg University students will serve The Pittsburgh Project (TPP) for a weeklong work camp Saturday, March 7, through Friday, March 13. Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholar Program, will serve as the trip leader.

Located on the north side of Pittsburgh, TPP is a Christian community development organization that serves vulnerable homeowners in neighborhoods throughout the city by providing home repairs. TPP is committed to meeting the needs of the Pittsburgh community and providing inner-city housing ministries. For several years, Waynesburg University has partnered with TPP to give homeowners a chance to save their homes as well as prevent possible citation or eviction.

Students participating will assist with general home repairs and focus on building relationships with homeowners.

Students participating in The Pittsburgh Project service trip include:

•    David Berg, a freshman computer security and forensics major from Lititz, Pa. (Warwick High School)
•    Andrew Brunette, a freshman electronic media major from Aliquippa, Pa. (Hopewell Senior High School)
•    Melanie Byler, a freshman athletic training major from Salisbury, Pa. (Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School)
•    Melanie Ferguson, a junior psychology major from Cuba, Ohio (Wilmington High School)
•    Daniel Garcia, a senior mathematics major from South Gate, Calif. (South Gate Senior High School)
•    Moesha Godwin, a freshman forensic science major from the Bronx, N.Y. (Harry S. Truman High School)
•    Sydney Green, a freshman nursing major from Markleysburg, Pa. (Uniontown Area Senior High School)
•    Amanda Groft, a freshman nursing major from Hanover, Pa. (New Oxford High School)
•    Mandy Hart, a freshman international culture major from Fort Loudon, Pa. (Fannett Metal High School)
•    Abigail Kingston, a freshman sociology major from Fombell, Pa. (Riverside High School)
•    Kenneth Knouse, a freshman history major from Catawissa, Pa. (Southern Columbia Area High School)
•    John Lydic, a junior sports broadcasting/sports information major from Verona, Pa. (Penn Hills Senior High School)
•    Austin MacGregor, a freshman psychology major from Saxonburg, Pa. (Evangel Heights Christian Academy)
•    Nicholas Merrill, a freshman electronic media major from Zelienople, Pa. (Portersville Christian School)
•    Emily Nowakowski, a sophomore nursing major from Bridgeport, Ohio (Bridgeport High School)
•    Patrick O’Regan, a freshman criminal justice administration major from Hanover, Pa. (South Western High School)
•    Alexis Prettiman, a freshman international culture major from Jeannette, Pa. (Penn-Trafford High School)
•    Torre Remish, a sophomore psychology major from Belle Vernon, Pa. (Charleroi Area High School)
•    Nicole Romero, a freshman forensic science major from Cudahy, Calif. (King Drew Magnet High School)
•    Victoria Tibbens, a freshman international business major from Oakmont, Pa. (Riverview High School)

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Nine students from Waynesburg University’s Education Department will travel to Nassau, Bahamas, during their Christmas break for a mission service trip. From Sunday, Jan. 4, to Saturday, Jan. 10, the students will work in conjunction with Mission Academy Ministries to assist in public school classes and build relationships with teachers and students. They will also spend time with the children during recess and lunch and can observe in the classrooms. 

Dr. Julia Bausman and Deana Mack, assistant professors of education at Waynesburg University, will lead the team of students. 

Mission Academy Ministries is a non-profit organization with a passionate commitment to helping students grow closer to Christ through life-changing mission trips, day events and retreats. 

“The students will experience serving others while learning about their profession and practicing their teaching skills with diverse groups,” said Bausman. “They will be using their talents of teaching in the schools, which is really putting their faith into action.”

Students participating in the trip include: 

•Melissa Bachorski, sophomore early childhood education (special education) major from Canonsburg, Pa. (Canon-McMillan High School)

•Catherine Hohing, sophomore early childhood education (special education) major from Washington, Pa. (Trinity High School)

•Brittany Hott, junior middle level education major from Washington, Pa. (Trinity High School)

•Shakila Kienholz, junior early childhood education (special education) major from Erie, Pa. (Fort Le Boeuf High School)

•Rebecca Lane, senior early childhood education (special education) major from Ellwood City, Pa. (Laurel Junior-Senior High School)

•Leena Mustafa, early childhood education major from Erie, Pa. (McDowell High School)

•Abigail Standley, early childhood education (special education) major from Gahanna, Ohio (New Albany High School)

•Makayla Vidosh, senior early childhood education (special education) major from Galloway, Ohio (Hilliard Bradley High School)

•Brianna Watt, senior early childhood education (special education) major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)

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