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Several Cedar Crest Students Use Spring Break to Build 'Habitat' Homes in Kentucky

Alternative Spring BreakSixteen Cedar Crest College students and a pair of advisors will leave for Lexington, Ky., this Sunday on an alternative spring break excursion to build homes with Habitat for Humanity. The students, who will return the following Saturday, will participate in one or more projects involving early- and late-stage new home construction; set-up for an existing home restoration; existing home restoration; and home deconstruction.

Students participating in this alternative spring break effort include planning committee members, seniors Dah-ve Bell and Laura Shively, junior Brook Biloholowski, and sophomores Alexis Hart and Lynnette Horne. Other students working on this project are senior Amber Miller; juniors Kristin Agostini, Tatiana Ballreich, Nicole DiRado, Shannon Haberzettl, Kristen Johnson, Caye Mogle and Jillian Webberson; sophomores Caitlyn Bailey and Sara Thompson; and first-year student Becca Lowe. Advisors include Tammy Bean, director of community service programs, and Krista Tkacz, AmeriCorps VISTA/America Reads mentor. Cedar Crest College performed more than 24,000 hours of community service in 2009.