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Habitat for Humanity campus chapter sending 3 groups on spring break trips

WKU’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter will be sending three volunteer groups to Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi during spring break March 7-11.

The WKU groups will travel to Lynchburg, Va., Burlington, N.C., and Lucedale, Miss., to assist local Habitat chapters with various projects as part of Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge.

Collegiate Challenge is an alternative break trip program run through Habitat for Humanity’s Youth Programs and volunteer mobilization department. The program offers students an opportunity to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity affiliates from across the country during breaks in their academic year.

The program works to build houses and hope in communities. Students learn a great deal about building, issues of substandard housing, working and living within a community, cultural differences in different parts of the country and most of all themselves as a result of the program.

Here is a list of WKU students and faculty participating in the spring break trips:

Lynchburg, Va.: Eric Cavender, a junior entrepreneurship major from Nashville, Tenn.; Alanna Baugher, a sophomore Spanish/communication major from Louisville; William Todd, a sophomore architectural and manufacturing sciences major from Bowling Green; Anh Tran, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Vietnam; and Abby Greenwell, a junior public health major from LaGrange.

Burlington, N.C.: Bryan Reaka, advanced manufacturing faculty member; John Black, a senior construction management from Republic, Mo.; Carly Weber, a sophomore elementary education major from Lexington; Tracy Tran, a graduate student in the MBA program from Vietnam; Jeffery Edwards, a freshman architectural sciences major from Murray; Ramona Sudbeck, a sophomore psychology/sociology major from Ramona, Calif.; Clay Graham, a junior philosophy/economics major from Elizabethtown; and Susan Zhou, a sophomore psychology major from Owensboro.

Lucedale, Miss.: Alex Castlen, a senior business informatics major from Owensboro; Amanda Reynolds, a junior psychology major from Louisville; Bryant Lipp, a sophomore exercise science major from Bowling Green; Caley Foster, a senior psychology/English/religious studies major from Bowling Green; Andrew Austin, a sophomore advanced manufacturing major from Utica; Elizabeth Ebelhar, a freshman English/secondary education major from Owensboro; and Mary Reding, campus minister at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Campus Center.

Contact: Bryan Reaka, (270) 745-7032.

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