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Faith & Service

Lamplighters Touring Choir to serve in Romania

Teghan Simonton May 8, 2019

The Waynesburg University Lamplighters Touring Choir will serve at the Caminul Felix Orphanage in Romania this summer. Led by Sora Lee and Melanie Catana, director of choral music, 20 students will depart Wednesday, May 8, and return Friday, May 17.

While in Romania, students will offer benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for the orphanage. They will also assist in painting houses and maintaining the grounds of the village. Catana said she is looking forward to seeing students interact with the children and form new friendships.

“Going there and getting to know the people who grew up in these cities will be life-changing,” Catana said. “They have been through the many difficulties of communism and this will be very eye-opening.”

Students attending the trip include:

  • Mychael Anderson, sophomore education major from Beaver, Pennsylvania (Beaver Area High School)
  • Annalise Cardish, junior nursing major from Walden, New York (Valley Central High School)
  • Thomas Faye, junior music ministry major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Penn Hills Senior High School)
  • Stuart Gillum, freshman information technology major from Morgantown, West Virginia (Trinity Christian School)
  • Andrew Gordon, freshman biology major from Strongsville, Ohio (Buckeye Online School for Success)
  • Emma Herrle, freshman electronic media major from Butler, Pennsylvania (Butler Area School District)
  • Conner Hoffman, junior Biblical ministry studies major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Penn Hills Senior High School)
  • Hannah Jobes, freshman nursing major from McKeesport, Pennsylvania (South Allegheny High School)
  • Matthew Keffer, freshman psychology major from Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania (Belle Vernon Area High School)
  • Logan Koller, junior criminal justice administration major from Jefferson, Pennsylvania (Open Door Christian School)
  • Lachlan Loudon, freshman sports broadcasting/sports information major from Glenshaw, Pennsylvania (Shaler Area High School)
  • Andrea Mellinger, sophomore environmental science major from Connellsville, Pennsylvania (Connellsville Area Senior High)
  • Caitlin Misejka, freshman criminal justice administration major from Kittanning, Pennsylvania (Highlands High School)
  • Allegra Ochs, freshman nursing major from Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania (Belle Vernon Area High School)
  • Joanna Peters, senior education major from Frederick, Maryland (Covenant Community School)
  • Diamond Price, freshman forensic science major from Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania (Northwest Area Senior High School)
  • Delainey Robb, freshman psychology major from Tarentum, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School)
  • Briana Ryan, junior music ministry major from New Eagle, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School)
  • Christy Smith, freshman mathematics and secondary education major from Portage, Pennsylvania (Portage Area High School)
  • Tre’ Thomas, junior sociology and pre-law major from Mill Hall, Pennsylvania (Central Mountain High School)

Faith, Learning and Service Immersion Trips

To learn more about current and future service trips, click on the link below or reach to Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students, at