This month, 37 Waynesburg University students will spend a portion of their fall break serving at domestic sites. University faculty and staff will lead three Faith, Learning and Service Immersion Trips covering a variety of academic and professional interests.
The trips include partnerships with Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa., and various nonprofit organizations in Greene County.
Gettysburg National Park Mission Trip – Gettysburg, Pa.
Twenty-one Waynesburg University students will travel to Gettysburg, Pa., Sunday, Oct. 11, through Thursday, Oct. 15, to partner with the Gettysburg National Military Park and Daniel Lady Farm, a privately owned Civil War farm museum. Rea Redd, director of the University’s Eberly Library, and Mary Hamilla, assistant director of the Educational Enrichment Program, will co-lead the trip.
While in Gettysburg, students will assist with battlefield restoration and environmental stewardship. Students will have the opportunity to construct a Virginia Worm Rail Fence as well as rebuild stonewalls at both locations.
Greene County Habitat for Humanity – Waynesburg, Pa.
Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholar Program at Waynesburg University, will lead a team of eight University students to serve Greene County during the students’ fall break. The students will serve Sunday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 16.
While serving, the students will assist with building homes in the Greene County area to address substandard housing issues.
Greene County Immersion – Waynesburg, Pa.
Eight students, led by Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students at Waynesburg University, will serve the Greene County community during their fall break. The Greene County Immersion Service Trip will run from Sunday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 17.
The week will provide students with the opportunity to participate in an assortment of service activities in Greene County and will enhance the service relationships between the students and the local community.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
724.852.7675 or firstname.lastname@example.org