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Guest post: “Droplets of Service”

Kari Hendrickson ’18 was kind enough to share a guest post about her recent service trip to New Orleans. Kari is a mathematics ASPIRE major (she will earn both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years) from Saugerties, N.Y. In her own words: “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve”, said by Martin Luther King Jr. is a quote I…

A nail gun, a shovel, and memories made: New Orleans 2014

The following is a guest post from two students that traveled to New Orleans on their 2014 alternative spring break. Drew Mancini ’16, communication sciences and disorders (CSD) major, writes in regular font. Meghan Mallon ’17, music education major, is in italics. A total of 13 students participated in the NOLA trip and they volunteered with lowernine.org rebuilding the community of…

Saint Rose- Helping, laughing, and dancing in NOLA

This past break I had one of the best weeks of my life volunteering with my peers in New Orleans. I was one of 14 students and two faculty members that chose to go help others instead of doing typical college break activities. We volunteered with an organization called lowernine.org and also had the chance to work with students from…

Saint Rose in NOLA 2013

It’s officially day three of our alternative spring break in New Orleans, and we’ve wrapped up two days of volunteering with an organization called lowernine.org. So far our group of 16 has worked on a few different projects. We’ve done painting on a couple of different houses and some extensive cleanup work/restoration on another house. Tomorrow we have the opportunity…

Looking back on NOLA 2012

A week ago today I was experiencing my last full day in New Orleans on one of Saint Rose’s alternate spring break trips. The trip was amazing– and hard to describe. Actually, this is probably the hardest part of the trip (aside from coming back)- describing what I’ve just experienced. Having gone on the trip last year, I’ve twice now…