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Waynesburg University alumni to serve in Guatemala


describe the imageNine alumni and one friend of Waynesburg University will travel to Guatemala to serve at the Centro Nutricional y Hogar de Ninos Sunday, July 14 through Sunday, July 21. During the mission trip, alumni will participate in activities with children as well as partake in a manual project geared toward improving the Center.

The trip will be led by Heidi Szuminsky, a 2005 alumna and director of donor and alumni relations at Waynesburg University, and Vikki Beppler, a 2011 alumna and alumni relations representative at Waynesburg University.

"We are thrilled to offer our alumni an opportunity to serve the children of Guatemala this summer," said Szuminsky.

All alumni volunteers served at the center during their time as students of Waynesburg University and are looking forward to giving back, once again, as alumni. Szuminsky, who has served at the center nine times in the past, credits Waynesburg for her desire to continue serving.

"Students at Waynesburg learn to live out their faith by serving others,” said Szuminsky. “When they graduate, they often continue that lifestyle of service in their professions and their everyday lives. This trip gives our alumni the chance to return to Guatemala and continue the relationships they built with the precious children who live at the Center."


Caption: A group of Waynesburg University students and their trip leader tackle a maintenance project at the Centro Nutricional y Hogar de Ninos in Guatemala.

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What a wonderful experience! You're doing important work.
Posted @ Friday, July 05, 2013 3:59 PM by Signe
Awesome! I did some volunteer work in Villa Nueva a couple years ago. Where exactly is the Centro Nutricional y Hogar de Ninos?
Posted @ Monday, July 08, 2013 9:20 AM by George T.
The Centro Nutricional y Hogar de Ninos is in Patzun,Guatemala. Our students have served there for more than 10 years!
Posted @ Monday, July 08, 2013 10:03 AM by Samantha McClintock
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