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Faith & Service

29 students to participate in service trips during Winter Break

Teghan Simonton Dec 20, 2018

During Winter Break, 29 Waynesburg University students will participate in international and domestic service trips. Led by faculty and staff, students will travel to Texas, the Bahamas and Bonaire.

Winter Break Service Trips:

All Hands and Hearts – Houston, Texas

Led by Kristen Stone, a network analyst for the Office of Information Technology Services, and Carin Camp, campus security officer, nine students will provide Hurricane Harvey recovery services. Students will work with the nonprofit organization All Hands and Hearts, which provides relief to residents in areas affected by natural disasters.

Waynesburg University students are returning to Houston for the second year in a row to finish restoring homes they worked on last year. Students will serve from Saturday, Jan. 5, to Saturday, Jan. 12.

E.P. Roberts Primary School – Nassau, Bahamas

Ten students will travel to Nassau, Bahamas to serve children at the E.P. Roberts Primary School. Students attending the trip will prepare lesson plans and teach primary school students in first through fifth grade.

The trip will be led by Mary Hamilla, assistant director of the Educational Enrichment Program, and Kylee Sargent, help desk coordinator. Students will serve from Saturday, Jan. 5, to Saturday, Jan. 12.

Trans World Radio – Bonaire

Ten students will travel to the island of Bonaire during Winter Break to serve Trans World Radio (TWR), a multinational Christian radio station. Led by Dr. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication, and Melinda Roeder Skrbin, instructor of communication, students will serve from Saturday, Jan. 5, to Saturday, Jan. 12.

Students will edit radio content, record liners and Biblical lessons to be aired throughout the day and help with design and public relations tasks.

About Waynesburg University

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.

Faith, Learning and Service Immersion Trips

To learn more about service trips, contact Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students, at or 724-852-3461.