Foundation Breakfast cites service opportunities available to HU students

April Foundation Breakfast


By Ashley Smith

Every year, Huntington University students spend thousands of hours volunteering in the community. At the April Foundation Breakfast, Grace McBrayer, director of first year students and volunteer services, along with students Casey Overpeck and Cassie Wieckert, explained the service opportunities available to students and how they are making an impact in the community and around the world.


"I remind my students that it is as much about them changing to be more Christ-like as it is them serving the community of Huntington," McBrayer told the small crowd at the breakfast on April 13.


During the breakfast, attendees learned about the many service opportunities available to students through the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service as well as the recent Spring Break trips to New Orleans and Honduras. Overpeck, the leader on the New Orleans, described the impact that the trip had on her and the devastation still taking hold of the area.


You can learn more about the trips by clicking here.

The Huntington University's Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service. The Joe Mertz Center involves students in the local community, instills a lifelong tendency toward service and promotes the idea that one person can make a difference.

Founded in 1992, the Joe Mertz Center has become and integral part of Huntington University campus life. Many students, faculty and staff give generously of their time and talents to serve. More than 70 percent of resident students are involved in some form of volunteer service, and more than 10,000 hours of labor are contributed by the campus community each year.

The Foundation’s breakfast is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the school year. For more information, contact the Huntington University Foundation at (260) 359-4069 or visit To be added to the mailing list, contact Barb Baker at (260) 359-4069 or



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