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Local Students Volunteered In Texas During Winter Break

January 25, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
Pella- The following local students volunteered on a mission trip in McAllen, Texas, during winter break at Central College: Jodie Landt, a native of Garwin, Iowa and a psychology major at Central College Kelly Ryan, a native of Chelsea, Iowa and a accounting/business management major at Central College Emily Stoakes, a native of Gladbrook, Iowa and a exploring major at Central College Students traveled during winter break at Central College in order to volunteer on a mission trip in McAllen, Texas from Jan. 3 to Jan. 12.The group of 84 students was led by the Campus Ministries team, including Chaplain Joe Brummel, Sarah Schlager and Nick Rohner. The students had the opportunity to volunteer in public schools, Habitat for Humanity houses and boarding schools for Mexican girls; serve meals at Boarder Missions; and put on kids’ carnivals in impoverished neighborhoods. Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state’s largest lake and 40 minutes southwest of Des Moines. Please visit the college website at


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