UNH Students Share Alternative Break Stories April 26

Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations

April 22, 2004

Editors, News Directors: You are invited to cover UNH students discussing their experiences from the Alternative Break Challenge (ABC) community service program held during spring break in more than a dozen states. For more information about ABC, please contact Marianne Fortescue at 862-2197 or the ABC office at 862-0691.

WHAT: University of New Hampshire student participants in the Alternative Break Challenge will share stories and slides about their community service adventures. The students traded beach fun in the sun during the March spring break to tackle tasks like wielding a hammer to build a Habitat for Humanity house; making soup for homeless people at shelters in Washington, D.C., and Jackson, Mississippi; clearing and repairing paths as part of Appalachian Trail maintenance; and helping in after-school programs in East St. Louis, Illinois, and Dallas, Texas, and for Cherokee nation children in North Carolina.

WHEN: Monday, April 26, 2004, from 9 p.m. to conclusion

WHERE: Memorial Union Building, Theater II, on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire

Student executive committee co-directors Erin Delaney and Rick Walsh and committee member Ashley Standbridge coordinated this year's ABC projects. Marianne Fortescue, coordinator for service learning and UNH's Partnership for Social Action, serves as the group's advisor.