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 Morgantown, W.V., during the week of March 21-25, 2005.
Led by Huntington College staff member Julie Babb and alums Tanner Babb and Bob Johnston, the Huntington College chapter of Habitat for Humanity will participate in the Collegiate Challenge at Mon County Habitat for Humanity. They will follow a Collegiate Challenge group from Princeton University, who began the framing of a house one week earlier. The Huntington group will continue work with siding, roofing, and finishing.
The house that the Huntington group will construct is located in the first Habitat housing sub-division of Mon County, which currently contains eight Habitat houses. Established in 1990, the Mon County Habitat for Humanity has a goal to build eight homes per year by 2006. The affiliate has erected 24 homes with area families.
Members of the Huntington College chapter of Habitat for Humanity spring trip include:
Nicole Callaway from Bryan, Ohio
Michelle Chaffin from Columbus, Ohio
Josh Dawes from Leesburg, Ind.
Kara Fultz from Angola, Ind.
Ashley Gonterman from Roanoke, Ind.
Erica Nazarenus from Fishers, Ind.
Harmony Peace from Huntington, Ind.
Candace Sheeran from Indianapolis, Ind.
Melissa Shepard from Brooklyn, Mich.
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.