Eight Waynesburg University students will serve in Camp Caribe, a missionary camp in Puerto Rico, led by Dr. James Bush, professor of mathematics, and Faith Musko, instructor of forensic science. The group will serve from Monday, May 7, to Tuesday, May 15.
Bush has led students to Camp Caribe four times before, but he said this trip will likely be very different: the camp was hit hard by Hurricane Maria, and he anticipates helping with repairs. Bush said helping in this way will give students a new perspective.
“The students will get to engage with people from another culture,” he said. “They will get to see what life and the conditions are like in [Puerto Rico]. We’ve read about it a lot in the news. Now we get to travel and see things firsthand.”
Bush is excited to return to Camp Caribe with a new group of students and a new assignment.
“I’m looking forward to doing God’s work and, hopefully, we can make a difference by the time we leave.”
Students attending the trip include:
- Rebecca Iannotta, senior athletic training major from Stanhope, New Jersey (Veritas Christian Academy)
- Vickilyn Johnson, junior biology pre-med major from Oakdale, Pennsylvania (West Allegheny Senior High School)
- Marissa Martino, junior forensic science major from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (Riverside High School)
- Brittany Meyer, freshman sociology major from Saint Marys, Pennsylvania (Saint Marys Area High School)
- Rachel Peffer, junior forensic science major from Zelienople, Pennsylvania (Seneca Valley Senior High School)
- Michael Siszka, senior mathematics major from Leechburg, Pennsylvania (Kiski Area High School)
- Kassi Straub, junior forensic science major from Aqua, Pennsylvania (Chambersburg Area Senior High School)