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Drury students will spend fall break making a difference in Dallas, Texas

For Immediate Release: October 8

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Andrew Wiemer
Director of Leadership and Volunteer Development
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 8, 2010 — Many students view their fall break as an opportunity to get away from school and take some time to relax.  However, several Drury University students will use their fall break to do community service work in Dallas, Texas. Students will leave on Oct. 21 and return on Oct. 24.

While in Dallas, students will be working with Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. The organization offers a wide variety of service opportunities including the program World of Goods in which students will assist in a retail store, and Together We Learn allowing Drury students to tutor adults enrolled in English as a second language courses.  

Drury Students will also have a chance to explore Dallas through visiting the Dallas Farmer’s Market, Botanical Garden and the JFK memorial. “Alternative Fall Break trips are an excellent opportunity for students to have some fun while also making an impact on the community they serve,” says Andrew Wiemer, director of leadership and volunteer development at Drury University.

Drury’s Department of Leadership and Volunteer Development sponsors the alternative fall break trip.

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