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Muskingum College students and staff spend spring break building houses for Habitat for Humanity

MARCH 3, 2004 - Thirteen students and two staff members from Muskingum College will spend spring break in Columbus, GA building houses for Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program. From March 8 through March 12, the group will work with more than 230 other college volunteers through the Columbus, Georgia's Habitat for Humanity Chapter.

The following students and staff from Muskingum College will be going on the trip: Dan Cowden '07, Nic Fioritto '04, Brad Hauser '05, Jeff Jackson '07, Kate Korosa '07, Melissa Marshall '08, Tiffany McCarty '08, Stephanie Parmiter '07, Lauren Roush '08, Leslie Roush '08, Emily Snode '06, Kim Stevens '07 and Valerie Weaver '08. Muskingum College staff attending the alternative spring break are Student Life Coordinator Kerry Nelson and Student Affairs counselor Jennifer Tufte.

In addition to donating a total of 600 hours on the job in Georgia,, students raised more than $1300 locally to contribute to the cost of construction. Their labors will help build ten houses in Georgia. The students involved with the Collegiate Challenge program are members of the Muskingum College chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and have worked with the Guernsey County Habitat chapter in the past as well.

Collegiate Challenge is a year-round program, coordinated through the Collegiate Challenge Team at Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, GA. More than 10,500 students from more than 700 colleges, universities and high schools will work at over 200 sites nationwide for Collegiate Challenge: Spring Break 2004. In total, these students have pledged more than $1 million to the affiliates with whom they will work across the country.