Ten University of Jamestown students and two advisers are spending Spring Break March 8-15 in Wichita Falls, Texas, to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge.

Students are Elizabeth Bresson, Fargo; Kayla Byle, Kalispell, Mont.; Alannah Dosh, Brainerd, Minn.; Hannah Erickson, Fargo; Reid Halvorson, Williston; Brooke Lietzke, Dickinson; Annika Lind, Maple Grove, Minn.; Kayla Price, Hensler; Garrett Tenney, Gardnerville, Nev.; and Jessica Wyatt, Thompson. Advisers are Caleb Grossman, Student Advocacy Coordinator at University of Jamestown, and Rev. Suzi Orlopp, Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown.

Service projects such as the Habitat for Humanity trip exemplify the University of Jamestown Journey to Success, which encourages students to look inward to examine their interests and goals; look outward to use their strengths for service; look beyond to learn about other people and cultures; and look forward as they prepare for careers or further study.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing.

Examples of aid include:
  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

  • 1,000 students from 37 states and 17 countries

  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio

  • On-campus residence halls

  • 98% average placement rate in 2010 & 2011