Habitat for Humanity Headed to Albany, Georgia for Spring Break
The Ashland University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter was officially recognized by Habitat for Humanity International in 1995. Once recognized, students and staff didn't waste any time planning their first Collegiate Challenge to Albany, Georgia over Spring Break of 1996.
"For the last seventeen years, our campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity has been building an average of two homes per Spring Break trip," said Director of Student Life and Habitat for Humanity Advisor, Nicole Dyer.
Ashland University’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity has focused their efforts in Columbus, Georgia since 2005, but has also participated in the Collegiate Challenge in Phoenix City, Alabama and for March 2013, focused their efforts in Albany, Georgia.
“This year, we traveled with 38 students and three staff members" said Dyer. "Albany, Georgia is where it all started for us. We loved serving the community and meeting the families who worked with us to build their new homes.”
In addition to the annual Spring Break trip, the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity also participates in builds throughout the year in collaboration with the Richland County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Students also raise awareness about housing related concerns through advocacy programs.
“Our campus chapter has grown significantly since 1996. Our students are so committed, so energetic and so willing to give of their time and energy to help others in need. The work these students do for others is truly inspiring,” said Dyer.
The Division of Student Affairs at Ashland University is committed to promoting the academic purpose of the university while enhancing student learning outside of the classroom. With our focus on student learning, we are able to provide opportunities for growth in the following areas: Intellectual Development and Wisdom; Ethical Behavior and Justice; Preparation for Living and Working as Citizens and Global Responsibility.