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Alternative spring break trips provide growth experiences

March 22, 2018


Students and faculty participated in numerous alternative spring break trips this year. The trips — designed to provide students with opportunities to travel, connect with outside communities, and serve others — support Saint Mary’s goal to create a transformational experience for our students. Here are a few of the trips that took place:

  • Thirteen students, including seven First Generation Initiative (FGI) scholars, traveled to Washington, D.C., to learn about our nation’s history and government.
  • Fifteen students traveled on an Outdoor Leadership adventure to Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
  • Thirty-six students participated in S.O.U.L. (Serving Others United in Love) mission trips to Browning, Mont.; Tulsa, Okla.; Rochester, N.Y.; Flint, Mich.; and New Orleans, La., where they helped in under-resourced schools, worked in soup kitchens and homeless shelters, and assisted with construction work.
  • Three students gathered with other Eddie Phillips Scholars at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, where they participated in leadership development opportunities.