Mount Habitat for Humanity club to help in Huntsville

March 08, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Instead of basking on the beach during spring break, more than a dozen students from Mount Saint Mary College’s Habitat for Humanity club will travel to Huntsville, AL to build a home for a family in need

Student volunteers include: Amanda Vagnone, Valley Stream, NY, Alexandra Brady, East Northport, NY, and Karen Borst, Levittown, NY, (honors program), mathematics/education; Kristen Fede, Plainview, NY, psychology; Jenna Noll, Rockville Centre, NY, and Jamie Reed, Catskill, NY, business; Alexander Mayer, Wappingers Falls, NY, accounting; Rebecca Basile, Lynbrook, NY, Erin Burpoe, Hewlett, NY, and Jessica Burns, Schenectady, NY, nursing; Lindsey Massaro, West Islip, NY, information technology/education; Amanda Pfister, Staten Island, NY, biology; and Stephanie Moore, White Plains, NY, undeclared.

More than 50 percent of the men and women pursuing degrees at the Mount volunteer through service clubs or in the field as a requirement of coursework. Students, preparing for careers in education, health professions, business, psychology, human services and liberal arts, also provide assistance to Big Brothers Big Sisters, and at schools, hospitals and clinics in the community. For these and other efforts, Mount Saint Mary College was named to the federal President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Mount’s residence life staff hopes to participate in a Newburgh Habitat project in August. The Habitat club created a team for the Newburgh Habitat Walk for Housing on April 22 and for the Mount’s Relay for Life, later this month.