Students win poster contest

BIO 310 class students Stephanie Kelley and Matthew Smith received top honors for their poster designs in February. The contest was part of the "Get to the Heart of the Matter" project initiated by Christine Boudrie, MD, Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Sciences.

Stephanie's poster was honored for "Most Powerful Message" and Matthew's poster was honored for "Best Visual Impact."

Habitat trip benefits Florida residents

In March, the Lourdes Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break team traveled to Florida to assist the Duvall County affiliate, called HabiJax.

The team included 13 students who worked on a variety of projects for five area homes including carpentry, siding installation, caulking, painting and landscaping.

Timothy Broud, a recent Psychology graduate, remarked, "Seeing the homeowner's face light up in a smile at the sight of her new landscaped yard made it all worthwhile."

Other student participants included Amanda Baker, Brittany Calmes, Julie Cantrill, Katherine Crosby, Akiela Johnson, David Killian, Krystle King, Kara Mavrides, Emily O'Connell, Dawn Sutton, Carrie Yoppolo and Jennifer Zaleski.

New graduate to compete in Miss Ohio contest

Emily Cousino, a recent Art graduate, will compete in the Miss Ohio contest this month. If Emily should win the title, she would represent Ohio in the Miss America Pageant later this year. Good luck Emily!

Education students travel abroad

Two Education students will travel abroad this summer to serve as Camp Counselors for U.S. naval stations.

Jennifer Globig, an Adolescence to Young Adult Math student, traveled to an army base in Taegu, South Korea earlier in June. Jackie Zervos, a Pre-Early Childhood Education major, will travel to Rota, Spain later in the summer.

Jennifer and Jackie are involved with the Camp Adventure Youth Services program. Camp Adventure™ Youth Services is a service-learning program focused on providing high-quality, high-impact services for children and youth worldwide.

The program offers participants the opportunity to plan and implement child development programs, school-age services and activities for middle-schoolers and teens. In addition, participants can develop their leadership and management skills, enhance their global awareness and promote greater cultural sensitivity.