UVa Students Head To Gulf Coast

By: Lauren Knight
By: Lauren Knight

January 5, 2006

Some UVa students will have a unique opportunity to combine the classroom and some hands experience.

Students and faculty got together to receive air mattresses and other items as they prepare for a 14 day trip to New Orleans.

Next week they'll be helping high schoolers with college applications, participate in clean-up and demolition, and help out in a soup kitchen.

"It's the public service piece that's going to make the impact where everything they've read, everything they've talked about this week will come alive next week," said assistant Dean and Director Nicole Hurd.

"Give back to the community while learning at the same time, I know that's what really appealed to me," said UVa student Justin Starr.

The students leave Saturday evening from the Amtrak station here in Charlottesville

"This is a great opportunity. It's better than anything else I would be doing and I'm very excited to do it," said UVa student Katherine Serra.

The students leave on Saturday morning from the Amtrak station in Charlottesville.

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