Area Students Volunteered During SUNY Oswego’s Alternative Spring Break

OSWEGO, NY  – Dozens of SUNY Oswego students spent their 2017 spring break volunteering in distressed communities in Central America and across the nation.

SUNY Oswego’s Office of Community Services offers Oswego students many different opportunities to volunteer and travel during alternative breaks in spring and winter.

Ranging from international to local trips, these breaks allow students to explore while volunteering at a variety of different sites.

Mary Morrison of Howard Road in Fulton, a senior majoring in wellness management

Melissa Geroux of Ellen Street in Oswego, a graduate student majoring in childhood education

Paige Ruel of County Route 53 in Oswego, a non-degree student majoring in undeclared

Courtney DeLong of Germandale Drive in Fulton, a senior majoring in wellness management

Students volunteered in March for Iowa Hartland Habitat for Humanity in Waterloo, Iowa; Shoals Habitat for Humanity, Florence, Alabama; Outreach 360 in Jinotega, Nicaragua; and Cass Community Social Services in Detroit, Michigan.

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.

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