Drury students spend their spring break volunteering

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 17, 2010 — Next week, while most students are on vacation, or are resting their brains from midterms, 12 Drury students will be volunteering on an alternative spring break trip in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The group will leave Springfield at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 and return Thursday,March 24. While there, students will spend their time and efforts volunteering at a homeless shelter, and working with Habitat for Humanity. The students will stay in a beach house 500 feet from the ocean. Each student paid $100 for the trip, and Drury’s Student Union Board covered the rest.

“Alternative Spring Break is a great time for Drury students to give back and experience a new community, while also creating memories with their classmates,” says Allison Griffith, student union board coordinator at Drury University.

Students participating in the trip include: Greg Suhrheinrich, Raj Patel, Amanda Gibbons, Alma Flores, Brenda Varela, Christine Fish, Jacqueline Paulsmeyer, Shay Sechler, Cody Sullivan, Ethan Crider, Ally Dedmon, and Bethanie Funderburk.

Group sponsors Andy Swartz and Allison Griffith will accompany the students to Alabama.

Media Contact: Allison Griffith, Student Union Board Coordinator, Office: (417) 873-6975, Mobile: (417) 230-4973, E-mail: agriffith@drury.edu