Students volunteer over fall break this weekend


HUNTINGTON, Ind.— A group of Huntington University students will give back this weekend while serving in Tennessee.

The students will be heading to Dyersburg, Tenn., for fall break Oct. 14-18 to serve by doing various construction work on a house. The trip is sponsored by the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service, a campus organization dedicated to service and volunteering.

Fall break is one of the many opportunities for students to take mission trips. Annually, the JMC sponsors trips over spring break, and students frequently take trips over J-term.

Those participating are:

  • Liz Smith, a junior psychology and sociology major from Berne, Ind.
  • Karen Bollenbacher, a sophomore history major from Berne, Ind.
  • Mathis Glover, a freshman film production major from Biloxi, Miss.
  • Jacob Smith, a sophomore music education major from Berne, Ind.
  • Thaddeus Goff, a senior broadcasting major from Bartow, Fla.
  • Allison Timbrook, a senior recreation management major from Edgerton, Ohio.
  • Grace McBrayer, HU director of volunteer service and outreach ministry.
  • Robert Schultz, driver for the trip.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director