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St. Lawrence students at the Great Wall of China

"Alternative" spring break travel was a popular option for St. Lawrence students this year, with a group traveling to Tennessee to work on a Habitat for Humanity project, a group volunteering at a community center in Philadelphia and a group conducting study in China, related to a course.


St. Lawrence students at a high school in Beijing

Seven students, all of whom have taken Assistant Professor of Education Wannie Wang's course Contemporary Problems in Education, participated in a study project titled English Language Instruction and the Globalization of Education: A Pilot Study on the International School Phenomenon in Selected Asian Cities, funded by the Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative. Students participating were Stephanie Pena '12, Elizabeth Gronlund '12, Patrick Dodds '11, Ali Bond '11, Alcee Walker '11, Jie Liang '12 and Jordan Pescrillo '12.


St. Lawrence's Habitat for Humanity group headed to Tazewell, TN, for a building project. Pictured in the photo above are, from left, David Garner Center for Student Volunteerism Director Stacey Sommerfield, Habitat for Humanity President Cindy Atkins, Andrea Dore '11, Mike Petroni '12, Michaela D'Acchille '11, Caitlin Christie '11, McCayla Quinn '11, Eddie Richter '12, Carly Pearson '12, Tommy Wolmart '12, Peterson Maina '10, Charlie Jones '11, Braulio Acuria '13, Thahitun Mariam '12, Nassir Abou Ziki '12 and Jessy Gill '11.


For several years, volunteers from St. Lawrence have traveled during spring break to the St. Francis Inn, a Franciscan living and working community in the inner city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to help in its soup kitchen and women's center. Volunteers this year, pictured above from left, were Nissa Thor '12, Shaunie Cadieux '12, Kyla Sener '13, Alan Martino '11, Erika Seaver '12, Milan Sova '11 and Alexis Dorsey '13. Not pictured are Madeleine Poole 13, Whitney Koch '11, Brewer Bookstore Principal Clerk Joe Tebo and Newman Center Director Sister Bethany Fitzgerald.

More: Leadership Academy and David Garner Center for Volunteerism Web site
Posted: March 18, 2010

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