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Faith & Service

Students to attend service trip to Bonaire

Rachel Pellegrino Dec 18, 2019

Eleven Waynesburg University students will attend the winter service trip to Bonaire from Saturday, Jan. 4, to Saturday, Jan. 11. The trip will be led by Dr. Chad Sherman, associate professor of communication; Melinda Roeder-Skrbin, instructor of communication; and Richard Krause, chair of the Department of Communication.

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with missionaries to support Trans-World Radio (TWR), a Christian radio station that spreads Christianity to parts of the world that are experiencing turmoil or forbid Christianity.

“Students will work in the radio station's studios editing programs and writing and recording on-air segments. We will also work with the missionaries to create online and social media content and an annual newsletter that is distributed to TWR supporters worldwide. Finally, we will do some tasks like landscaping, painting, cleaning and some light construction,” said Roeder-Skrbin.

This is the sixth year that Waynesburg students have participated in the Trans-World Radio service trip.

“It is my hope that students will see firsthand how their work, directly and indirectly, impacts listeners who are served by TWR. I hope they will also cherish the opportunity to experience another culture,” Roeder-Skrbin said.

Participating Students:

  • Madison Strunk, sophomore communication (electronic media) major from Hellertown, Pennsylvania
  • Victoria Zaczyk, freshman communication (electronic media) major from Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Dakota Keefer, senior communication (sports broadcast and information) major from Hiller, Pennsylvania
  • Mitch Montani, senior communication (sports broadcast and information) major from Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  • Adam Morgante, junior communication (sports broadcast and information) major from Sarver, Pennsylvania
  • Paul Zalakar, senior communication (electronic media) major from Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
  • Lindsey Stenger, junior communication (electronic media) major from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Ty McEliece, senior public relations major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jared Wiker, sophomore communication (sports announcing) major from Troy, Pennsylvania
  • Darren Krause, senior public and applied history major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
  • Arielle Teeter, freshman engineering math major from Brownsville, Pennsylvania