For Alternative Winter Break, 19 Fort Hays State University students and one faculty member will volunteer with Tigers in Service in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The volunteers will work with Habitat for Humanity, Tuscaloosa, to build homes in the area. These homes are given to selected families who have completed all the requirements.
From Jan. 12 through 19, volunteers will put in 8-hour days working on multiple houses and will bond with the local community. Shana Meyer, assistant vice-president for student affairs, will be the faculty sponsor for the trip.
For the past 7 years, Tigers in Service has been taking groups of student volunteers to work on service projects outside of the state including reaching out to victims of Hurricane Katrina, working on hunger relief and working with communities in inner cities. Each year students leave with the knowledge and respect of a different community.
Students are listed by hometown.
Beloit: Brenna Johnson.
Colorado Springs, Colo.: Tre' Giles.
Concordia: Rachel Hasch.
Firestone, Colo.: Sarah Myers.
Fort Morgan, Colo.: Daniela Sanchez.
Garden City: Gustavo Reyes.
Grainfield: Tyler Weber.
Hays: Shelby Smith, Becca Kohl.
Halstead: Alayna Bergkamp.
Iola: Britney Jacobs.
Lenexa: Allison Maier
Perryton, Texas: Alma Hidalgo.
Plains: Juliana Herrera.
Sharon: Mason Eck.
St. John: Shaun Suppes.
Topeka: Gabriel Garay.
Wichita: Alesha Stroh
Woodward, Okla.: Arin Powers