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During Winter Break, 10 students will travel to the Bahamas to work with children in schools and orphanages. The trip, which is designed for education majors at Waynesburg University, will run from Saturday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 13. 

This year, Kylee Sargent, help desk coordinator, is one of the trip leaders. While it is her first year going on the trip, she is excited to witness the students in action.

“I’m very excited to see our education students using what they learn to serve others,” said Sargent. “This trip displays the purpose of Waynesburg University perfectly.”

Students will assist in teaching a variety of grade levels at a primary school in Nassau, Bahamas, and will also be visiting a local orphanage to work with children. Sargent said she hopes the students benefit from working with kids in an environment very different from the ones they are used to in the United States.

Students attending the trip include:

  • Abigail Bausch, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Sunbury, Pennsylvania (Shikellamy High School)
  • Michaella Callander, junior early childhood education with special education major from Parker, Pennsylvania (Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School)
  • Jessica Costolo, senior early childhood education with special education major from Hopwood, Pennsylvania (Laurel Highlands Senior High School)
  • Kayla Coughlin, junior early childhood education with special education major from Buena Park, California (Home School Clearing House)
  • Caroline Frye, junior early childhood education with special education major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Home School)
  • Hannah Sembower, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Somerset, Pennsylvania (Somerset Area School District)
  • Moriah Sivavec, senior early childhood education with special education major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Canon McMillan School District)
  • Shelby VanSickle, senior early childhood education with special education major from Fairchance, Pennsylvania (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School)
  • Brittany Woodcock, sophomore early childhood education with special education major from Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania (Burrell High School)
  • Jordyn Wyllie, junior early childhood education with special education major from Grove City, Pennsylvania (Grove City Area High School)

For more information about the trip, contact Kelley Hardie by calling 724-852-3461 or emailing khardie@waynesburg.edu.

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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Eight students traveling to Bonaire during Winter Break this year, to work with Trans World Radio, a multinational Christian media distributor. The students will depart Saturday, Jan. 6, and return a week later, Jan. 13.

According to Dr. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication and one of the trip leaders to Bonaire, students will assist TWR record radio liners, create graphics and marketing materials and complete general maintenance.

This marks Sherman’s fifth year returning to Bonaire with students. For him, showing students how to apply their communication skills to an organization in need.

“I love introducing students to the power and wonder of service,” said Sherman. “They have great skills they’ve developed in the classroom. Now, they can apply those in a manner that serves the Lord and helps an organization that is greatly understaffed.”

Students attending this year’s trip to Bonaire include:

  • Emily Bennett, junior sports broadcasting/sports information major from New Tripoli, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Home Schoolers)
  • Ashley Hall, junior digital design major from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (Riverside High School)
  • Paul Hicks, junior electronic media major from Annapolis, Maryland (Broadneck Senior High School)
  • Mitchell Kendra, senior journalism major from Washington, Pennsylvania (Trinity High School)
  • Robert McKinney, senior sports broadcasting/sports information major from Venetia, Pennsylvania (Peters Township High School)
  • Colin McLaughlin, sophomore sports broadcasting/sports information major from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (Berkeley Springs High School)
  • Stephanie Rogers, junior biblical ministry studies children and youth major from Toms River, New Jersey (Toms River High School North)
  • Patience Yobp, junior criminal justice administration major from Valencia, Pennsylvania (Mars Area High School)

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie at khardie@waynesburg.edu or call 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

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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Seven Waynesburg University students will be traveling to Aransas Pass, Texas over Winter Break, to assist in continuing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. They will leave Saturday, Dec. 16, and return Friday, Dec. 22.

Kristen Stone, a network analyst for Information Technology Services, helped organize the trip and will be one of the trip leaders. After feeling devastated by the news footage earlier this year, Stone was determined to find a way to help in some way.

“This trip is important to me because it addresses an immediate need after a disaster,” said Stone. “We are helping people salvage their belongings and get them one step closer to returning home.”

During the week, students will be working with the organization, “All Hands Volunteers.” They will be clearing trees, removing debris, mucking out, gutting, cleaning and sanitizing damaged property.

“I was overjoyed when we got confirmation for the trip and cannot wait to get down there and begin helping,” Stone said.

Students attending the Texas service trip include:

  • Lauren Bailey, senior psychology major from Delmont, Pennsylvania (Franklin Regional High School)
  • Marla Holland, senior psychology major from Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania (Lakeview High School)
  • Veronica Kayona, freshman criminal justice administration major from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania (South Fayette High School)
  • Sarah Knisely, freshman mathematics secondary education major from Tyrone, Pennsylvania (Bellwood-Antis School District)
  • Haleigh Miller, senior computer security and forensics major from Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Mansfield Junior-Senior High School)
  • Rebekah Mohnkern, sophomore nursing major from Petersburg, Pennsylvania (Home school)

For more information about the trip, contact Kelley Hardie by calling 724-852-3461 or emailing khardie@waynesburg.edu.

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

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During Winter Break, 25 Waynesburg University students will participate in service trips in various locations. Led by faculty and staff members, they will serve in Aransas Pass, Texas, the Bahamas and Bonaire.

Hurricane Harvey Relief - Aransas Pass, Texas

Kristen Stone, network analyst for Information Technology Services, and Carin Camp, campus security office, are leading seven students to Aransas Pass, Texas, from Saturday, Dec. 16, to Friday, Dec. 22. The students will partner with the organization “All Hands Volunteers,” to assist in continuing relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

Stone helped organize the trip after seeing devastating news footage earlier this year. Students will clear trees, remove debris and help clean and repair damaged property.

E.P. Roberts Primary School – Nassau, Bahamas

Ten students, led by Kylee Sargent, help desk coordinator, and Kerry Purnell, assistant registrar, will serve at the E.P. Roberts Primary School in Nassau, Bahamas. The trip will take place from Saturday, Jan. 6 through, Saturday, Jan. 13.

Students will assist in teaching a variety of grade levels at a primary school in Nassau, Bahamas, and will also be visiting a local orphanage to work with children. Sargent said she hopes the students benefit from working with kids in an environment very different from the ones they are used to in the United States.

Trans World Radio – Bonaire

Dr. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication, and Melinda Roeder-Skrbin, instructor of communication, will lead eight students to serve at Trans World Radio in Bonaire from Saturday, Jan. 6, to Saturday, Jan. 13.

While in Bonaire, students will assist TWR in recording radio liners, designing graphics and producing public relations and marketing materials. Most notably, students will help promote the launch of TWR’s brand new transmitter in late January.

For more information about the 2017-2018 winter service trips, 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

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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Twelve students will engage travel to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during their fall break, where they will service the battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park and the Daniel Lady Farm. Led by Rea Redd, director of the Eberly Library, and Courtney Dennis, associate director of the Paul R. Stewart Museum, the Gettysburg service project will run from Sunday, Oct. 15, to Thursday, Oct. 19.

Waynesburg students have been participating in this mission trip for years, but according to Dennis, this year is different.

“This is the first Gettysburg service trip since Waynesburg University officials adopted two battlefield monuments,” Dennis said. “This means that the University will play a key role in maintaining these monuments. So I’m really excited about that.”

Students attending the trip include:

  • Christina Borkovec, freshman nursing major from Spartanburg, Pennsylvania (Titusville High School)
  • Jordan Cavallo, junior psychology major from Houston, Pennsylvania (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Colleen Cook, freshman nursing major from Arcadia, California (Arcadia High School)
  • Matthew Emerson, senior psychology major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania (Geibel Catholic High School)
  • Darren Krause, sophomore with undeclared major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania (Carmichaels Area School District)
  • Holly Ludvigsen, freshman criminal justice administration major from Fremont, Nebraska (Fremont Senior High School)
  • SeanPatrick McGing, freshman nursing major from New York City, New York (Mt. St. Michael Academy)
  • Tiffany Santone, freshman criminal justice major from South Greensburg, Pennsylvania (Greensburg Salem High School)
  • Christopher Sekanick, freshman history major from Moon Township, Pennsylvania (Moon Area High School)
  • Brendon Stead, freshman history major from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (Central Catholic High School)
  • Claire Wherthey, freshman criminal justice major from Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Bishop McCort High School)
  • Jordan Wherthey, sophomore biology pre-med major from Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Bishop McCort 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 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, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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