29 university students on mission trips

December 14, 2012

WAYNESBURG – Seventeen Waynesburg University students are in Puerto Rico to serve at a multitude of locations during their winter break, while another 12 will serve in Greene County.

The students heading to Puerto Rico, led by Michele Kabay, director of athletic training and assistant professor of athletic training, and James Bush, professor of mathematics, left Friday and will return Dec. 23.

The mission team will assist with maintenance and landscaping at the Roberto Clemente Sports City in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The complex is dedicated to providing athletic opportunities and life lessons to young people throughout Puerto Rico and beyond.

Additionally, the students will help with renovations at Camp Caribe, a Christian ministry that hosts summer youth camps and other events throughout the year, assist at a local youth soccer clinic, help feed the homeless and spend two days at the Puerto Rico Olympic Training Center.

Students participating in the trip include John Anderson, a senior from North Huntingdon; Taylor Bombalski, a sophomore from Freeport; Jeff Champ, a sophomore from Claysville; Brandon Daughtry, a sophomore from Burrell; Julianna Harpine, a senior from Yardley; Stephen Holt, a senior from Beverly, N.J.; Brandon Karabinos, a senior from McKees Rocks; Shannon Langworthy, a senior from Barnegat, N.J.; Nadine Leishman, a sophomore from Frederick, Md.;Brooke Mahaffey, a junior from Waynesboro; Emily Mullady, a sophomore from Harrisburg; Haley Payne, a sophomore from Boonsboro, Md.; Madison Presto, a junior from Aliquippa; Robbie Schultz, a junior from New Florence; Shelby Tabrosky, a sophomore from Glenshaw; Doven Tack, a junior from Laughlin Air Fore Base, Texas; Ryan Wockley, a junior from Pittsburgh; and Dominic Zappa, a junior from Monroeville.

Twelve students, led by Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of student services, and Chris Hardie, assistant dean of student services, head men’s and women’s cross country coach and assistant track coach, began the Greene County immersion Friday which will conclude Dec. 21.

The week will provide students the opportunity to work in multiple service locations in rural Greene County and will enhance the service relationships between the students and the local community.

Students participating in the mission trip include Theresa Butler, a sophomore from Uniontown; Mabel Culp, a junior from Clarksville; Luke Feldner, a sophomore from West Lafayette, Ohio; Evan Kephart, a senior from Washington; Devon Leaver, a senior from Monogahela; Lauren Meyer, a senior from Eighty Four; Brendan Omicioli, a junior from Gowanda, N.Y.

Also, Gracious Shavers, a sophomore from Ginowan City; Shelby Staggers, a sophomore from Amity; Brittany Walton, a senior from Waynesboro; Brad Wilson, a senior from Waynesburg; and Sacia Webb, a sophomore from Brockton, Mass.

For more information, call Hardie at 724-852-3460.



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