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Widener University students help Habitat for Humanity on Alternative Spring Break trip

 

CHESTER, PA (03/25/2019)-- Spring break presented international and domestic travel opportunities for Spotlight 3Widener students to experience new cultures and make an impact on the lives of others.

Nearly 60 students traveled with the Alternative Spring Break program, organized through Office of Student Affairs. They went to Habitat for Humanity sites in Tucker, Georgia, Franklin, Tennessee, Sumter, South Carolina, Pensacola, Florida and Houston, Texas where they helped build more than 50 houses.

"Each year the students travel to new places to explore and immerse themselves in the culture of the areas, while serving hand in hand with those at local Habitat for Humanity affiliates," said Jeanine Snow, director of student engagement. "Students make lasting connections with students, faculty and staff who serve as learning partners on the trips, and those from the local communities while doing service that changes the lives of so many people."

Students who took part in Alternative Spring Break the week of March 4 included:

Ryan Matsumoto of Sewell, NJ, 08080. Matsumoto is a Sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Tucker, Georgia.

Veronica Patras of Erial, NJ, 08081. Patras is a Freshman studying Physics and Secondary Education, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Tucker, Georgia.

Madeline Dutterer of Gibbsboro, NJ, 08026. Dutterer is a Freshman studying Biochemistry, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Houston, Texas.

Madelyn Ventureira of Laurel springs, NJ, 08021. Ventureira is a Freshman studying Nursing, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Houston, Texas.

Claudia DePlato of Sewell, NJ, 08080. DePlato is a Freshman studying Nursing, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Franklin, Tennessee.

Ibirinade Adenugba of Vineland, NJ, 08361. Adenugba is a Sophomore studying Nursing, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Franklin, Tennessee.

Emily Atkison of Woodbury, NJ, 08096. Atkison is a Junior studying Business Analytics, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Sumter, South Carolina.

Emily Minix of Pitman, NJ, 08071. Minix is a Freshman studying Nursing, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Sumter, South Carolina.

Jacklyn Guht of Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062. Guht is a Junior studying Psychology, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Pensacola, Florida.

Amanda Zawatcki of Medford, NJ, 08055. Zawatcki is a Freshman studying Nursing, and traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Pensacola, Florida.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website, http://www.widener.edu/

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