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Faith & Service

Students to serve Gettysburg battlefield during fall break

Twelve students will serve at Gettysburg National Military Park and the Daniel Lady Farm

Teghan Simonton Oct 11, 2017

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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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

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