Students serve during Spring Break in Jamaica

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2005-03-17
Huntington, Ind.— While many college students take advantage of the country’s sunnier regions for their own enjoyment during Spring Break, several Huntington College students and staff have plans to spend their week serving in Jamaica during the week of March 21-25, 2005.
Led by staff members Norris Friesen and Dusty Abshire, the Jamaica team will work with the Happy Grove High School and the Seaside Friends Church in Manchionial, Jamaica. They will help teachers in the classroom and will provide maintenance work for the school. In addition, they will work at the Muriton Boys’ Home, an orphanage for 6-16 year-old boys.

“More important than the work project, however, we hope to have opportunities get to know the students and share the love of Christ.” said Dr. Norris Friesen, vice president and dean of Huntington College, who is in his 11th year of leading Huntington College students on a spring break trip.

Members of the Jamaica service team include:

Zarin Barnes from Peru, Ind.
Stephanie Bills from Lagrange, Ind.
Scot Durbin from Mount Gilead, Ohio
Anna Geivette from Ionia, Mich.
Ashley Guldbeck from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sarah Hill from Granger, Ind.
Anna Grace Jeter from Findlay, Ohio
Ben Johnson from Huntington, Ind.
Kathryn Miller from New Bremen, Ohio
Adam Shoemaker from Sheridan, Ind.
Andrew Vaught from Columbia City, Ind.
Abby Waterbury from Blissfield, Mich.
Joshua Zurcher from Berne, Ind.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.

 
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