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September 20, 2018

Area Students Volunteer During SUNY Oswego’s Alternative Winter Break


OSWEGO, NY – Dozens of SUNY Oswego students, including several from the area, spent their winter break volunteering to help homeowners in distressed communities across the nation.

Katie Bradshaw of Oswego, a freshman art major, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Nebraska. She worked with Habitat for Humanity to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with local families.

Trinity Stupp of Hannibal, a junior wellness management major, Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She began the construction of a new home, put siding and trim on a shed and installed shelving for a local church.

Katherine Knopp of Oswego, a sophmore wellness management major, Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She began the construction of a new home, put siding and trim on a shed and installed shelving for a local church.

Victor Jaskula of Oswego, a freshman (undeclared at this time) major, Project Lazarus – New Orleans. She worked with Project Lazarus, a nonprofit organization located in New Orleans that provides transitional housing to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Madelyn Muckey of Oswego, a junior human development major, Hope House, Memphis, Tennessee. She worked with Hope House, an organization that provides childcare and other services to children who have a parent or caregiver who is HIV positive.

SUNY Oswego’s Office of Community Services offers students many different opportunities to volunteer and travel during Alternative Breaks in winter and spring. Ranging from international to local trips, these breaks allow students to explore while volunteering at a variety of different sites.

Dozens of students volunteered in January for Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Nebraska; Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Project Lazarus – New Orleans; and Hope House, Memphis, Tennessee.

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive.

U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2017, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2017 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges” and in its national list of “Green Colleges.”

A 156-year-old comprehensive college in the State University of New York system, Oswego enrolls about 8,000 students in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education.

Visit oswego.edu for more information.

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