Gannon President, Students Making Service Trips

Gannon President, Students Making Service TripsPosted: February 27, 2012

During his inaugural address, Gannon University President Dr. Keith Taylor spoke extensively about the importance of service and volunteerism.

Dr. Taylor is putting those words into action during the University’s week of spring break by joining seven Gannon students on a service trip to Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb of Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince.

For the trip, Gannon is partnering with International Samaritan, an organization dedicated to addressing extreme poverty internationally. Dr. Taylor and the students will spend the week of Feb. 27 working in an orphanage.

Their trip is one of four alternative break service trips (ABSTs) being made by Gannon University students and staff. The students have elected to forgo their spring break so as to focus on serving their neighbor and making a difference in impoverished communities and those struggling to rebound from natural disasters.

More about the 2012 ABSTs

Gannon’s alternative spring break service trips are based on four key pillars: service, simplicity, community and reflection. Gannon’s 2012 trips represent new destinations for the ABSTs.