Students volunteer during spring break
The Norwich University Office of Volunteer Programs' NU VISIONS organized two Alternative Spring Break trips in March.
One group of students, along with their staff advisor, went to Bridgeport, CT, to work with Habitat for Humanity. This team was lead by sophomore Zeb Snow and included Amanda and Ashley Adair, Rinor and Krenar Komoni, Shanek Fernando, Kyle Schoelz, and Raul Rodriguez. Their advisor was Nicole DiDomenico, Director of Volunteer Programs. During the week, the group volunteered to help build a house. The students also spent an evening serving meals at a local rescue mission soup kitchen. While in Connecticut, the group had an opportunity to do some networking, when they traveled to Hartford to attend a Norwich Alumni function organized by Carrie Ladue, NU Class of 2002.
A second group of students traveled to George Washington's birthplace in Virginia, where they were given the job of trail maintenance. The volunteers chopped trees, cleared brush, and improved the view from the park's Visitor's Center. After working eight-hour days, the students relaxed by going canoeing in the evenings. This team was lead by Michelle Barber, AmeriCorps VISTA, and included Jen Retasket, Matt Poitras, and Ebale Siriwayo.
by Mark Albury