Eighteen students will be serving in Pittsburgh during spring break Sunday, March 4, through Friday, March 9. Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholars Program, will lead the trip for first-year Bonner Scholars.

Tharp said students will serve with the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership on certain beautification projects, preparing and eating a meal with people experiencing homelessness, serving at World Vision in Sewickley and at the National Aviary. Additionally, Tharp said part of the week will be spent serving in the Waynesburg community.

“Students participating on the Pittsburgh Immersion [trip] will be learning more about urban poverty, as well as learning about how the city of Pittsburgh is working to make changes to their community,” she said.

Tharp said she is most excited to see how students in the Bonner Scholars Program grow through the experience.

“I’m looking forward to spending time in the community and serving with the group,” she said. “I’m also excited to see how much [the students] have grown since the start of the academic year and what they are learning through their experiences.”

Students attending the trip include:

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services, at 724-852-3461.

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 one of only 22 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, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu