Valpo shows commitment to service with spring trips

Spring TripValparaiso University students, faculty and staff will be traveling around the world this spring on a number of service trips.

A team of 29 Valparaiso University nursing and premedical arts students will travel to Costa Rica and Nicaragua during spring break to provide health services to individuals and families in those Central American nations.

The service trip, which is from Feb. 25 to March 10, will be led by Amy Cory, assistant professor of nursing. More...

Outreach takes many forms on Chicago-area service trip
Valpo group joins in post-Katrina rebuilding work
Students serve, connect through Appalachia’s WorkFest

“It was really cool not only to hand out food and give something to someone who is homeless in Chicago but just acknowledging them as a person, and it was really interesting. It was a humbling experience.”
David Jung, mechanical engineering major


“The people of New Orleans have plenty of hope, but I think seeing us and seeing people come to help them gives them more hope, and more of an idea of how many people are here for them.”
Molly Kestner, international service major


“The people were very generous and very appreciative of what we were doing for them. And they really cared that we were there. My homeowner started crying when we left, because she didn’t want us to leave. It was nice to see how much our work was appreciated and how much need there truly is where we were.”
Sarah Dyke, education major


Rebuilding Together Valparaiso

On April 17, 2010, hundreds of people, including numerous members of the Valparaiso University community, volunteered as part of Rebuilding Together Valparaiso’s 21st annual work day, The volunteers worked on a number of home repair and revitalization projects for those in need of help. Check out the video. More...