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Faith & Service

Students participate in service projects during spring break

Matthew Stultz Mar 9, 2020

Waynesburg University sponsored three Faith, Learning and Service Immersion Trips during the 2020 Spring Break that took place March 2 through March 6. Thirty-three students participated in service projects in Gettysburg, Pittsburgh and Concord, North Carolina.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Trip leaders:

  • Rea Redd, director of the Eberly Library
  • Tyler Webb, resident director

Participating students:

  • Josh Gurtner, sophomore forensic investigation major from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania (West Mifflin High School)
  • Andrew Hreha, senior communication (journalism) major from North Apollo, Pennsylvania (Apollo-Ridge High School)
  • Jacob Kennedy, junior environmental science major from Valencia, Pennsylvania (Mars Area High School)
  • CJ Sekanick, junior history major from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (Moon Area High School)
  • Brendon Stead, junior history major from Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania (Central Catholic High School)

Habitat for Humanity (Cabarrus County)

Trip leaders:

  • Dr. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication
  • Zack (and Kimber) Morgan, assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach

Participating students:

  • Clay Adam Bauer, junior biblical & ministry studies major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Canon-McMillan High School)
  • Autumn Blair, freshman cybersecurity & forensics major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Penn Hills High School)
  • Jazmin Booker, junior human services major from Monroeville, Pennsylvania (Gateway High School)
  • Andrew Gordon, junior chemistry major from Strongsville, Ohio (Buckeye Online School for Success)
  • Gavin Hornyak, freshman psychology major from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania (West Mifflin High School)
  • Kirstin McCord, freshman forensic science major from Fairview, West Virginia (Clay Battelle High School)
  • Steven Perroz, senior mathematics major from Tarentum, Pennsylvania (Deer Lakes High School)
  • Kelsey Schmale, senior biology major from Spring City, Pennsylvania (Owen Roberts High School)
  • Kira Schmale, senior energy administration major from Spring City, Pennsylvania (Owen Roberts High School)
  • Chris Zaccheus, freshman forensic science major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Canon-McMillan High School)

Pittsburgh Immersion

Trip leader:

  • Avery White, Center for Service Leadership graduate assistant

Participating students:

  • Grace Blair, freshman nursing major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (home schooled)
  • Sincere Bolden, freshman history major from Fort McNair, District of Columbia (Benjamin Banneker Academic High School)
  • Brandon Bruce, sophomore criminal justice administration major from Washington, Pennsylvania (Trinity Area High School)
  • Jamie Burda, freshman nursing major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania (Greensburg-Salem High School)
  • Kasie Campbell, freshman nursing major from Meyersdale, Pennsylvania (Meyersdale Area High School)
  • Alyssa D’Alessandro, freshman biology (pre-dental/medical/veterinary) major from Vineland, New Jersey (Our Lady of Mercy Academy)
  • Gabrielle Dodson, freshman history secondary education major from Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Ferndale Area High School)
  • Tyler Funk, sophomore history secondary education major from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (Norwin High School)
  • Jesse Hazlett, freshman environmental science major from Herminie, Pennsylvania (Yough Senior High School)
  • Sophia Hicks, junior sales management major from Annapolis, Maryland (Broadneck High School)
  • Samantha Hyland, junior nursing major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Plum Senior High School)
  • Parker Makowski, freshman finance major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Canon-McMillan High School)
  • Dayanara Miguel, freshman international studies major from Houston, Texas (Yes Preparatory School, Gulfton)
  • Harry Oakes, senior communication (electronic media) major from Derwood, Maryland (home schooled)
  • Erin Onderko, freshman psychology major from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania (Portersville Christian School)
  • Logan Wilson, freshman criminal justice administration major from Norwich, Ohio (John Glenn High School)
  • Jerod Witwicki, freshman exercise science major from McDonald, Pennsylvania (Bishop Canevin High School)
  • Isaac Wood, freshman with an undeclared major from Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Carlisle Area High School)

For more information, contact Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of students, at 724-852-3461.

Faith, Learning & Service Immersion Trips

Inspired service has been a pillar of the Waynesburg University community and curriculum since our founding. Today, students, faculty, and staff selflessly volunteer more than 50,000 service hours a year.