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Twenty-three students will spend their spring break in Concord, N.C., from Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, March 14. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication, and Brandon Szuminsky, instructor of communication, will serve as trip leaders.

To address substandard housing issues in North Carolina, students will serve with the Lake Norman, N.C., Habitat for Humanity affiliate to assist in building homes for residents.

Students participating in the Habitat work camp mission trip include:


•    Nicole Aponick, a senior psychology major from Harrisburg, Pa. (Trinity High School)
•    Victoria Berggren, a junior psychology major from Lower Burrell, Pa. (Burrell High School)
•    Holly Berkey, a freshman accounting major from Friedens, Pa. (North Star High School)
•    Charles Cook, a junior biology (pre-med) major from Cheswick, Pa. (Twentynine Palms High School)
•    Heidi Evans, a sophomore nursing major from Anchorage, Alaska (East Anchorage High School)
•    Sara Faiad, a senior psychology major from South Fork, Pa. (Forest Hills High School)
•    Mary Hoffman, a junior English (creative writing) major from Butler, Pa. (Butler Area Senior High School)
•    Amanda Hooker, a junior psychology major from Bedford, Pa. (Bedford High School)
•    Erin Kern, a senior psychology major from Friedens, Pa. (Somerset Area Senior High School)
•    Joseph Kondash, a senior digital design major from State College, Pa. (State College Area High School)
•    Mary Krepp, a senior sociology major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (North Allegheny Senior High School)
•    James Law, a senior biblical ministry major from Erie, Pa. (McDowell High School)
•    Cody Lemke, a senior psychology major from Stow, Ohio (Woodridge High School)
•    Philip Littlejohn, a senior athletic training major from Union Springs, N.Y. (Southern Cayuga Central School)
•    Kaitlyn Marteney, a senior forensic accounting major from Berlin, Pa. (Berlin Brothers Valley High School)
•    Amber Martin, a sophomore biblical ministry major from Book Park, Ohio (Midpark High School)
•    Steven McHenry, a senior business management major from Knox, Pa. (Keystone Junior-Senior High School)
•    Anna Narehood, a freshman forensic chemistry major from Frenchville, Pa. (Clearfield Area High School)
•    James Sneed, a senior finance major from Moseley,Va. (Powhatan High School)
•    Kristen Sniezek, a junior nursing major from Moon Township, Pa. (Moon Area High School)
•    Travis Sumner, a sophomore forensic accounting major from Eighty Four, Pa. (Canon McMillan High School)
•    Brianna Watt, a senior special education major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)
•    Dylan Ziegler, a senior biblical ministry major from Knox, Pa. (Keystone Junior-Senior High School)

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Twenty Waynesburg University students will serve The Pittsburgh Project (TPP) for a weeklong work camp Saturday, March 7, through Friday, March 13. Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholar Program, will serve as the trip leader.

Located on the north side of Pittsburgh, TPP is a Christian community development organization that serves vulnerable homeowners in neighborhoods throughout the city by providing home repairs. TPP is committed to meeting the needs of the Pittsburgh community and providing inner-city housing ministries. For several years, Waynesburg University has partnered with TPP to give homeowners a chance to save their homes as well as prevent possible citation or eviction.

Students participating will assist with general home repairs and focus on building relationships with homeowners.

Students participating in The Pittsburgh Project service trip include:

•    David Berg, a freshman computer security and forensics major from Lititz, Pa. (Warwick High School)
•    Andrew Brunette, a freshman electronic media major from Aliquippa, Pa. (Hopewell Senior High School)
•    Melanie Byler, a freshman athletic training major from Salisbury, Pa. (Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School)
•    Melanie Ferguson, a junior psychology major from Cuba, Ohio (Wilmington High School)
•    Daniel Garcia, a senior mathematics major from South Gate, Calif. (South Gate Senior High School)
•    Moesha Godwin, a freshman forensic science major from the Bronx, N.Y. (Harry S. Truman High School)
•    Sydney Green, a freshman nursing major from Markleysburg, Pa. (Uniontown Area Senior High School)
•    Amanda Groft, a freshman nursing major from Hanover, Pa. (New Oxford High School)
•    Mandy Hart, a freshman international culture major from Fort Loudon, Pa. (Fannett Metal High School)
•    Abigail Kingston, a freshman sociology major from Fombell, Pa. (Riverside High School)
•    Kenneth Knouse, a freshman history major from Catawissa, Pa. (Southern Columbia Area High School)
•    John Lydic, a junior sports broadcasting/sports information major from Verona, Pa. (Penn Hills Senior High School)
•    Austin MacGregor, a freshman psychology major from Saxonburg, Pa. (Evangel Heights Christian Academy)
•    Nicholas Merrill, a freshman electronic media major from Zelienople, Pa. (Portersville Christian School)
•    Emily Nowakowski, a sophomore nursing major from Bridgeport, Ohio (Bridgeport High School)
•    Patrick O’Regan, a freshman criminal justice administration major from Hanover, Pa. (South Western High School)
•    Alexis Prettiman, a freshman international culture major from Jeannette, Pa. (Penn-Trafford High School)
•    Torre Remish, a sophomore psychology major from Belle Vernon, Pa. (Charleroi Area High School)
•    Nicole Romero, a freshman forensic science major from Cudahy, Calif. (King Drew Magnet High School)
•    Victoria Tibbens, a freshman international business major from Oakmont, Pa. (Riverview High School)

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During Christmas break, 36 Waynesburg University students will travel to different countries to serve others. University faculty and staff will lead three mission service trips covering a variety of academic and professional interests. 

The projects include partnerships with the Mission Academy Ministries in Nassau, Bahamas, a nutritional center in Patzun, Guatemala, and Trans World Radio (TWR) on the island of Bonaire. 

Mission Academy Ministries – Nassau, Bahamas

Nine students from Waynesburg University’s Education Department will travel to Nassau, Bahamas, during their Christmas break for a mission service trip. From Sunday, Jan. 4, to Saturday, Jan. 10, the students will work in conjunction with Mission Academy Ministries to assist in public school classes and build relationships with teachers and students. 

They will also spend time with the children during recess and lunch and can observe in the classrooms. Dr. Julia Bausman and Deana Mack, assistant professors of education at Waynesburg University, will lead the team of students.

Nutritional Center – Patzun, Guatemala

Twenty Waynesburg University students will spend Friday, Jan. 2, to Saturday, Jan. 10, serving at a nutritional center in Patzun, Guatemala. Pat Bristor, associate dean of students at the University, and Laurie Steere, resident director at the University, will lead the team. 

While at the center, students will spend time with the residents, as well as assist with building a cinder block wall around the perimeter of the backyard at the facility.

Trans World Radio – Island of Bonaire

Seven students from the Waynesburg University’s Department of Communication will spend part of their Christmas breaking working with Trans World Radio (TWR), an international broadcast ministry on the  island of Bonaire. The students will spend Friday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 11, assisting TWR in creating production schedules, radio lines, videos and promotional materials. 

Beth Merry, instructor of communication at the University; Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication; Jacquelyn Core, University provost and vice president for academic affairs; and Karen Younger, assistant professor of history, will lead the team of students.

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Twenty Waynesburg University students will spend Friday, Jan. 2, to Saturday, Jan. 10, serving at a nutritional center in Patzun, Guatemala. Pat Bristor, associate dean of students at the University, and Laurie Steere, resident director at the University, will lead the team. While at the center, students will spend time with the residents, as well as assist with building a cinder block wall around the perimeter of the backyard at the facility. 

Two Waynesburg University students who have participated in the trip in past years chose to book flights for Saturday, Dec. 20, so they would have extra time with the children. These students will spend their entire Christmas break in Guatemala. 

Kyle Digiandomenico, senior psychology major from Martins Ferry, Ohio (Bridgeport High School); and Emily Nowakowski, sophomore nursing major from Bridgeport, Ohio (Bridgeport High School) will travel to Guatemala early. 

According to Bristor, she and the students are most excited to see the children at the center.

“I have been going for years and it is exciting to get off the bus to children cheering your name,” said Bristor. “However, it is also very sad that the majority of the children are the same children as when I first went there.”

Additional students participating in the trip include:

•Sheleena Adams, junior criminal justice major from Cranberry, Pa. (Keystone Junior-Senior High School)

•Anna Artkowsky, sophomore sports broadcasting/sports information major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)

•Rebekah Clendaniel, junior criminal justice major from Paxinos, Pa. (Meadowbrook Christian School)

•Heidi Dains, sophomore business management major from Clarksville, Pa. (Jefferson Morgan High School)

•Joshuah Dains, senior business management major from Clarksville, Pa. (Jefferson Morgan High School)

•Chelsea Dicks, senior journalism major from Jefferson, Pa. (Jefferson Morgan High School)

•Sara Faiad, senior psychology major from South Fork, Pa. (Forest Hills High School)

•Alyssa Fratto, sophomore engineering major from Melcroft, Pa. (Connellsville Area Senior High School)

•Amelia Graves, sophomore international business major from West Falls, N.Y. (Orchard Park High School)

•MacKenzie Hammer, junior chemistry major from McKees Rocks, Pa. (Montour High School)

•Rebekah Hotek, senior exercise science major from Front Royal, Va. (Home School)

•Sarah Kirk, junior nursing major from Valencia, Pa. (Plum Senior High School)

•Kendle Parsons, senior psychology major from Brownsville, Pa. (Brownsville Area Senior High School)

•Cullin Piatt, sophomore early childhood education (special education) major from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mount Lebanon High School)

•Gracious Shavers, senior human services major from Ginowan City, Japan (Zion Christian Academy)

•Whitney Thomas, junior criminal justice major from Meyersdale, Pa. (Meyersdale Area High School)

•Julie Wise, senior criminal justice major from Fowler, Ohio (Mathews High School)

•Kaitlyn Wood, junior sociology major from Honey Brook, Pa. (Pennsylvania Home Schoolers)

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Nine students from Waynesburg University’s Education Department will travel to Nassau, Bahamas, during their Christmas break for a mission service trip. From Sunday, Jan. 4, to Saturday, Jan. 10, the students will work in conjunction with Mission Academy Ministries to assist in public school classes and build relationships with teachers and students. They will also spend time with the children during recess and lunch and can observe in the classrooms. 

Dr. Julia Bausman and Deana Mack, assistant professors of education at Waynesburg University, will lead the team of students. 

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. 

“The students will experience serving others while learning about their profession and practicing their teaching skills with diverse groups,” said Bausman. “They will be using their talents of teaching in the schools, which is really putting their faith into action.”

Students participating in the trip include: 

•Melissa Bachorski, sophomore early childhood education (special education) major from Canonsburg, Pa. (Canon-McMillan High School)

•Catherine Hohing, sophomore early childhood education (special education) major from Washington, Pa. (Trinity High School)

•Brittany Hott, junior middle level education major from Washington, Pa. (Trinity High School)

•Shakila Kienholz, junior early childhood education (special education) major from Erie, Pa. (Fort Le Boeuf High School)

•Rebecca Lane, senior early childhood education (special education) major from Ellwood City, Pa. (Laurel Junior-Senior High School)

•Leena Mustafa, early childhood education major from Erie, Pa. (McDowell High School)

•Abigail Standley, early childhood education (special education) major from Gahanna, Ohio (New Albany High School)

•Makayla Vidosh, senior early childhood education (special education) major from Galloway, Ohio (Hilliard Bradley High School)

•Brianna Watt, senior early childhood education (special education) major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)

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