Five Waynesburg University students will spend fall break serving in Wheeling, W.Va., at Laughlin Memorial Chapel. Julie Wise, a graduate assistant in Student Services at the University, the group will assist with the Chapel’s weekly community programming from Monday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Oct. 20.
Laughlin Memorial Chapel provides after school programming for children that helps them gain experience important for the rest of their lives. The program includes homework, social activities and a nutritious dinner. Wise said she hopes the students participating in the trip understand the impact they can make on children’s lives even through small acts of kindness.
“It is as simple as helping them with homework or getting dinner to their table,” said Wise. “The kids love when [University] students are there and that’s what it’s all about – showing the kids we care and want to help them.”
Students participating in the trip include:
- Jenna Gearhart, sophomore forensic science major from Huntsville, Ala. (Bel Air High School)
- Luke Goodling, sophomore communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from Washington, Vt. (Home School)
- Torre Remish, senior psychology major from Belle Vernon (Charleroi Area High School)
- Ashley Ritenour, junior computer science major from Dunbar (Connellsville Area Senior High)
- Cassaundra Zadinski, sophomore psychology major from Bridgeville (South Fayette High School)
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations
724-852-7675 or firstname.lastname@example.org