Many SMU students, faculty and staff are taking advantage of spring break to focus on service, leadership and enrichment. Trips planned for March 8-12, 2010, include:
• Alternative Spring Break trips to serve with Habitat for Humanity in Denver, the U.S. Forest Service in Tennessee and more
• Engineers Without Borders to Guatemala
• Corporate Communications and Public Affairs students and faculty to Uganda
• Human Rights Education Program to the Baltic states
• University Honors students to England
Kat Farmer, director of Alternative Spring Breaks and a graduate student in advertising at Meadows School of the Arts, is leading the trip to Denver, where she’s looking forward to serving families and spending time with other students who are passionate about service. “The best thing about serving with Alternative Breaks is knowing how much of a difference you are making – whether building a house, working with kids or cleaning up the forest,” she says. “Each experience is unique, and each is truly life-changing.”
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