Eleven students from Waynesburg University’s Department of Education will travel to Nassau, Bahamas, during their Christmas break for a mission service trip. From Sunday, Jan. 3, to Saturday, Jan. 9, the students will work in conjunction with Mission Academy Ministries to assist public school classes and build relationships with teachers and students from a different culture. They will also spend time with the children during recess and lunch and can observe in the classrooms.
Dr. Julia Bausman, assistant professor of education, and Frank Pazzynski, associate professor of education, will lead the team of students.
“The primary school is in an inner city setting with students from various backgrounds,” said Bausman. “There is a large population of children from families of Haitian refugees. Our students will have the opportunity to not only see a different school system, but also get to spend time with and assist children from areas of poverty.”
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.
Students participating in the trip include:
- Morgan Carroll, freshman history major from Tarentum (Deer Lakes High School)
- Shana Helsley, early childhood education major from Altoona (Bellwood-Antis School District)
- Catherine Hohing, junior early childhood education major from Washington (Trinity High School)
- Brittany Hott, senior middle level education major from Washington (Trinity High School)
- Karley Isiminger, sophomore early childhood education major from Holbrook (West Greene High School)
- Sarah Knapp, freshman biblical ministry studies major from Millerton, N.Y. (Upton Lake Christian School)
- Justin Simmons, junior history major from Hackettstown, N.J. (Hackettstown, High School)
- Moriah Sivavec, sophomore early childhood education major from Canonsburg (Canon McMillan School District)
- Marlinda Sprowls, freshman mathematics and secondary education major from Coal Center (California Area High School)
- Joshua Stewart, freshman early childhood education major from Preston, Md. (Colonel Richardson High School)
- Nicole Zimmel, senior early childhood education major from Slippery Rock (Slippery Rock Area High School)
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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