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Students Follow Globally Conscious Path to ‘Spring Break’ Adventure


Reporting for duty at the Heifer Ranch Jason T. Maddox, goatherd Sunshine + friendship + service learning = road trip! Maggie K. Calkins feeds a water buffalo The Penn College contingent was housed with Bonner Scholars from Berry College in Georgia as part of a 'Global Village' assignment Eleven Penn College students and their adviser recently traveled to Perryville, Ark., for an Alternative Spring Break with a nonprofit agency dedicated to ending hunger and poverty. The group worked with Heifer International, which provides livestock, trees, seeds and environmentally sound agricultural training to families in more than 50 countries, including the United States. “It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about Heifer International’s mission and to make new friends with students from around the country,” said Maggie K. Calkins, a pre-physician assistant major from Bloomsburg. “It allowed us to work together to find something that we could make a positive change to at our school and in our personal lives.” Joining her on the trip were Trevor I. Brandt, Cashtown, web and interactive media; Kathrine E. Dixon, Houtzdale, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration; Larz J. Fernandez, Brooklyn, N.Y., architectural technology; Camille S. Koroma, Reading, pre-nursing; Robert J. Lamb, Lansing, N.Y., welding and fabrication engineering technology; Jason T. Maddox, South Williamsport, building science and sustainable design; George S. Phillips Jr., Williamsport, mass media communication; Jeremy L. Thorne, Sugarloaf, landscape/horticulture technology: landscape emphasis; Lauren E. Zinn, Dillsburg, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration; Ashley M. Stuck, Lewistown, applied human services; and Sara R. Hillis, associate director of student activities. Photos by Maggie K. Calkins and Jason T. Maddox

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