HC students serve over spring break

Huntington, Ind.— While many choose to get away and lay by the pool during their spring Break, 68 individuals from Huntington College are traveling to various parts of the world because they want to make a difference in people's lives. Every spring break, Huntington College's Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service offers students various service-learning trips in the United States and abroad. This year during spring break, March 17-25, students will be traveling to Tampa, Florida, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ecuador, and Jamaica.

The Tampa, Florida plans to work on a Ronald McDonald House and will be led by Michael and Jodi Brennen who teach in the music department. Students participating in the trip include:

Beth Kohl; Edon, Ohio

Michelle Lee; Huntington, Indiana

Angela Molidor; Lindenhurst, Illinois

Katie Piehl; Lima, Ohio

Monica Phillips; Kingsford, Ohio

Heather Prater; Roann, Indiana

Pamela Stuben an international student from Germany studying at Huntington this semester.

The Ecuador team will be will be working with a school and an orphanage and will be led by Joanne Miller, Director of the Joe Mertz Center. Students going on this trip include:

Jason Atkinson; Indianapolis, Indiana

Tanner Babb; Huntington, Indiana

Bret Bailey Tipton, Indiana

Summer Bailey; Kokomo, Indiana

Angela Barker; Wyanet, Illinois

JulieAnn Buist; Grandville, Michigan

Jennifer Cook; Wyoming, Michigan

Carmen Gregory; Denver, Indiana

Trista Guillaume; Roanoke, Indiana

Carol Hines; Wauconda, Illinois

Lauren Hines; Wauconda, Illinois

Tomika Jones; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Alicia McElhaney; Maion, Indiana

Shoshannah McKinney; West Harrison, Indiana

Linda Neely; Cochranton, Pennsylvania

Carole Nickle; Thornhill, Ontario (Canada)

Claire Pontius; Bloomington, Indiana

Jeremiah Ritchie; New Castle, Indiana

Jessica Salsbery; Sharpsville, Indiana

Kristin Smurdon; Valparaiso, Indiana

Erin Steury; Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Jamaica team will be led by Norris Friesen, Vice President for Student Development, and Jim O'Donnell, Associate professor of Business. Huntington College has sent teams to Jamaica for the last several years; this year's team members are:

Dusty Abshire; Brownsburg, Indiana

Mindy Arnold; Huntington, Indiana

Lynda Barnum; Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Ty Brinneman; Huntington, Indiana

Erin Chio; Oak Harbor, Ohio

Amber Giggy; Andrews, Indiana

Jeff Keiser; Know, Indiana

Caleb Key; Valparaiso, Indiana

Aaron Kent; Martinsville, Indiana

Bart Koester; Watseka, Illinois

James Lyons; Rushville, Indiana

Josh Mackey: Winona Lake, Indiana

Clara Masters; Bryan, Ohio

Rachel Rohrs; Van Wert, Ohio

Andrew Roller; Bluffton, Indiana

Brenda Schmidt; Hudson, Indiana

Trisha Schrader; Roca Nebraska

Suzanna Schroeder; Springfield, Illinois

Natalie Smith; Markle, Indiana

Jennifer Soper; Bassett, Wisconsin

Susan Stoneking; Kokomo, Indiana

Tyler Voss; Pendleton, Indiana

Jon O'Donnell; Huntington, Indiana

The Philadelphia service team will be led by Josh Kessler, Wright Hall Resident Director, and Molly Kessler, Campus Ministries Coordinator. Students traveling on this trip include:

Rachel Blue; Fowlerville, Michigan

Ben Crill; Westerville, Ohio

Kari Demeter; Warsaw, Indiana

Andrea Dunbar; Montague, Michigan

Christy Glick; Bloomfield, Michigan

Alicia Jester; Clarklake, Michigan

Abby Myers; Fort Wayne; Indiana

Adam Setmeyer; Noblesville, Indiana

Caleb Starr; East Liverpool, Ohio

Kelli Whiteman; Yoder, Indiana

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Heather Barkley
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Joanne Green
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