Students to serve at Antietam over spring break

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Eight students will travel to Antietam, Maryland, over spring break, from Monday, March 5, to Friday, March 9. Led by Director of the Eberly Library Rea Redd and Associate Director of the Paul R. Stewart Museum Courtney Dennis, students will provide services to battlegrounds and museums.

Some of the locations in which students will serve include the Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

“This trip will offer students a unique opportunity to be both servants and tourists,” said Dennis. “They will learn about the historical events, places and figures tied to the sites at which they are serving through behind-the-scenes tours conducted by premier historians and museum professionals. This is not something every visitor gets to experience, and it really gives a deeper meaning to the assistance we are providing.”

Redd said he is most looking forward to “helping students gain historical knowledge and understandings.”

Students attending the trip include:

  • Tabitha Branning, junior public history major from Pennsburg, Pennsylvania (Home School)
  • Jordan Cavallo, junior psychology major from Houston, Pennsylvania (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Matthew Colalcua, senior environmental science major from Monaca, Pennsylvania (Central Valley High School)
  • Ian Goedert, sophomore arts administration major from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania (Bethel Park Senior High School)
  • Darren Krause, sophomore with an undeclared major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania (Carmichaels Area School District)
  • Holly Ludvigsen, freshman criminal justice administration major from Fremont, Pennsylvania (Fremont Senior High School)
  • Morgan McNab, sophomore forensic science major from Damascus, Maryland (Damascus High School)
  • Brendon Stead, freshman history major from Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania (Central Catholic High School)

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie 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

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