Penn State Altoona students, faculty prepare for spring break mission

March 07, 2003

While many Penn State students are busy making plans to hit the beach or travel with friends during spring break next week, a group of Penn State Altoona students and faculty will be using the week to help those in need in the Dominican Republic. Twenty-five students and four faculty chaperones will be leaving Saturday morning to spend a week at the Hope of the Child Orphanage in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. They'll be helping with various building projects and work with the children in various educational and recreational activities. This year marks the third annual alternative spring break trip that Penn State Altoona students and faculty have taken to the Dominican Republic. For more on Penn State's students lending a helping hand over spring break, go to

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