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Alternative Spring Break 2011: Building Houses in W.Va.

Members of the Cedar Crest College community are once again building houses for Habitat for Humanity as part of Alternative Spring Break activities from March 6-12. This year, 15 students and three faculty/staff advisors, including College President Carmen Twillie Ambar, are venturing to Pendleton County, W.Va., over spring break to help Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity with its statewide Women’s Build initiative. President Ambar will return to campus on March 8.

Students participating in this alternative spring break endeavor include: planning committee members, seniors Kristen Johnson and Tatiana Ballreich; seniors Nicole DiRado, Shannon Haberzettl, Caye Mogle and Jillian Webberson; juniors Kelli Rickert and Carly Wolfe; sophomores Nicole Heyer, Kaitlin Oswald, Shamara Rhodes, Tia Schober and Samantha Woodfin; and first-year students Katie Brown and Marguerite Mullin. In addition to President Ambar, Director of Community Service Tammy Bean and Rachael Hill from AmeriCorpsVISTA will serve as faculty/staff advisors.

“Alternative Spring Break provides the opportunity for Cedar Crest College students to expand their perspective through hands-on work with community issues that impact our everyday experiences as citizens of the United States,” said Bean. “This program also puts into practice their commitment to personal and professional social responsibility, which is a core value of Cedar Crest College.”

The Cedar Crest contingent will be housed at Clifton Presbyterian Church outside of Lewisburg, W.Va., for the week.