Students to ‘plunge’ into service in Chicago

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Fourteen Huntington University students will serve at a homeless shelter in the heart of Chicago during Nov. 9-11.

As a part of the university's annual Urban Plunge, students will serve as needed at the Cornerstone Community Outreach homeless shelter. Students will also work at another yet-to-be-decided location.

The Plunge is organized through the Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service on campus. The JMC is a student-directed organization that mobilizes the campus community for Christian service with more than 11,000 volunteer hours recorded each year by students, faculty and staff.

Students attending the trip are:

  • Kaitlyn Dreman, a junior exercise and movement science major from Aurora, Colo.
  • Brittany Rooze, a sophomore accounting and business management major from West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Molly Gropp, a junior film production major from Orland, Ind.
  • Jordan Placencia, a sophomore youth ministries and missions major from Auburn, Ind.
  • David Back, a senior history and Bible & religion-Biblical studies major from Stanley, Wis.
  • Mallorie Oetman, a junior film studies major from Portage, Ind.
  • Amy Snider, a sophomore elementary education and teaching English learners major from Wapakoneta, Ohio
  • Danielle Lowden, a freshman undecided major from Spencerville, Ind.
  • McKenzie Urbina, a sophomore social work major from Peru, Ind.
  • Katie Knous, a junior exercise and movement science major from Decatur, Ind.
  • Melanie Clemens, a freshman undecided major from Bourbon, Ind.
  • Mary Whybrew, a sophomore psychology major from Upland, Ind.
  • Rebecca Grimes, a freshman exercise and movement science and nursing major from Saline, Mich.
  • Shaina Maxwell, a sophomore nursing major from Croswell, Mich.