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Students Spending Spring Break Helping Those in Need

3/8/2010 —

DuBois – Two groups of Penn State DuBois students are spending this week's spring break volunteering to help others in need.  Student Life Coordinator Marly Doty is leading a group of student volunteers to New Orleans, Louisiana, to help refurbish and rebuilt residential areas that have still not recovered from 2005's Hurricane Katrina.  Meanwhile, International Student Coordinator Tharren Thompson leads the campus Christian Student Fellowship on a trip to Miami, Florida, to volunteer at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and youth day camps.


In all, 31 Penn State DuBois students are volunteering on these service trips.  Taking the New Orleans trip are Jacey Royer, Theresa Skillman, Crystal Vicklund, Max Moclock, Kim Hummel, Alina Bumbarger, Chris Kolp, Tony Harris, Mike Reed, Meredith Gilmore, Matt Sliwinski, Melinda Marconi, Cory Ball, Wes McMasters, and Haylee Passmore.


On the Florida service trip are Lauren Abersold, Kayla Barr, Monica Bilotte, Jessica Booher, Anita Cummings, Melissa DeLullo, Carrie Flanagan, Kyle Gordon, Heidi Hepler, Courtney Holtmeyer, Wayne Mauthe, Ashley McCullough, Meghan Pease, Lynne Swales, Ethen Tarner, and Alyssa Weidow.


For updates on these students and their experiences, log onto www.ds.psu.edu

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