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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

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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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Six students will be serving in Greene County during their fall break this semester. Led by Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services, the Greene County Immersion service trip will run from Sunday, Oct. 15, to Saturday, Oct. 21.

“The Greene County Immersion is a local service trip exposing students to dozens of local non-profit organizations,” said Hardie. “The goal is for students to volunteer at several different locations with a wide variety of social issues, in hopes that they fall in love with a site and want to return as a regular volunteer.”

This year, students will be participating in locations including Cherry Door thrift store, the Greene County Historical Society, Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Saint Ann’s Good Neighbor Dinner Program, the local Senior Center and Ronald McDonald House.

Students who will be participating in the mission trip include:

  • Shelby Haney, sophomore psychology major and counseling minor from Uniontown, Pennsylvania (Laurel Highlands Senior High School)
  • Sasha Harkelroad, senior criminal justice major and biology minor from White Plains, Maryland (McDonough High School)
  • Sydney Harris, senior art major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Taylor Allderdice High School)
  • Wesley Ocker, freshman finance major from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania (Waynesboro High School)
  • Alexis Prettiman, senior criminal justice major from Irwin, Pennsylvania (Penn Trafford High School)
  • Kayla Sloan, sophomore psychology major from Jefferson, Pennsylvania (Jefferson-Morgan 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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This month, 31 Waynesburg University students will participate in service trips during fall break. Led by faculty and staff members, they will serve in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the local Greene County area, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Gettysburg National Military Park – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Rea Redd, director of the Eberly Library, and Courtney Dennis, associate director of the Paul R. Stewart Museum, will lead 12 students on a trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from Sunday, Oct. 15 to Thursday, Oct. 19. There, they will partner with Gettysburg National Military Park to engage in service projects on the battlefield and at the Daniel Lady Farm.

Dennis said this is the first Gettysburg service trip since Waynesburg officially adopted two battlefield monuments, giving the University a critical role in their maintenance.

Greene County Habitat for Humanity – Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Adrienne Tharp, coordinator for the Bonner Scholar Program at Waynesburg University, will lead a team of six students to serve with Greene County Habitat for Humanity from Monday, Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 20.

While serving, the students will assist with building homes in the local area and address substandard housing issues.

Greene County Immersion – Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Six students will be led by Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services, in serving Greene County from Sunday, Oct. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 21.

The group will be serving at locations across Greene County, including Cherry Door thrift store, the Greene County Historical Society, Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Saint Ann’s Good Neighbor Dinner Program, the local Senior Center and Ronald McDonald House.

The Dream Center – Atlanta, Georgia

Resident Directors Anthony Jarrell and Liz Diviney will lead seven students to serve at the Dream Center in Atlanta, Georgia beginning Monday, Oct. 16 until Sunday, Oct. 22.

This is the first year that Waynesburg students will serve at the Dream Center, a national organization of church-led non-profits. The group will be exposed to a variety of ministry opportunities in Atlanta.

For more information about the 2017 fall 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 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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b2ap3_thumbnail_5-16-Gettysburg-monuments.pngWaynesburg University recently adopted two monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park. The monuments will be maintained and preserved during the University’s annual fall Faith, Learning and Service Immersion Trip to Gettysburg.

The adopted monuments include the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry – West of Sickles and the 1st Regiment US Sharpshooters (Andrews SS-MA) – Zeigler’s Grove.

Rea Redd, director of the Eberly Library, is the team leader for the Gettysburg service trips and presented the project to the University in an effort to form a long-term service agreement between Waynesburg University and the Gettysburg National Military Park.

“Students who participate in these service learning trips to care for our adopted monuments will help to preserve our nation’s heritage of freedom and the beauty of the natural environment,” said Redd. “The monuments represent the stories of soldiers, several of whom are Waynesburg alumni and Medal of Honor recipients.”

Redd will volunteer with the students to help educate them and make connections between their real-life experiences and American history.

“The monuments are also memorials to Gettysburg civilians who performed heroic deeds in caring for the wounded or burying the dead,” added Redd. “Learning their stories will help students think about how to respond should they ever find themselves living through the kind of local devastation that followed the battle of Gettysburg.”

The roles and responsibilities of the adoption agreement state that tasks may include raking, seeding, erosion control, litter pick up, brush clearing, fence repair and/or restoration, clearing/restacking stone walls, painting, weed and/or exotic plant removal and other general work as directed by park personnel.

“Students will now have the opportunity to learn about history outside of the classroom by volunteering on the battlefield,” said Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services. “One of the many goals of our service trips is for students to make the connections between academics and service, and this certainly fulfills that mission.”

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 awise@waynesburg.edu

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