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Aaron Astor '95 with Hamilton's Alternative Spring Break group in Tennessee.
Aaron Astor '95 Educates ASB Group on Tennessee History

Aaron Astor ’95, an associate professor of history at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., shared his knowledge of the Civil War in Tennessee with a group of Hamilton students volunteering at the Cumberland Trail for their Alternative Spring Break trip on March 24.  More ...

A Working Spring Break

Spring break doesn’t just mean fun in the sun for all college students. One-hundred Hamilton students are spending a week of their spring break volunteering at one of 10 nonprofit organizations for Alternative Spring Break (ASB), March 16-28.  More ...

The Hamilton students will stay at FInca Esperanza Verde in San Ramon.
Students to Work on Nicaragua Coffee Farm Over Spring Break

Many college students plan on spending their spring break soaking up the sun on a beach; however, 11 Hamilton students, accompanied by a faculty advisor, plan on volunteering on an organic coffee farm in Nicaragua. The trip is part of Hamilton’s Alternative Spring Break program, a student-run volunteer organization. The coffee farms they will visit—Finca Esperanza Verde or Green Hope Farm—play a large role in the community and economy of San Ramon, Nicaragua.  More ...

Hamilton ASB group on the steps of the home they helped build in Mechanicsville, Va.
ASB Group in Virginia Helps Build Dream Home

Hamilton’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) group in Virginia helped build a Habitat for Humanity house during the first week of spring break, March 16-23. The Hamilton students worked with Hanover Habitat for Humanity in Mechanicsville, where they helped build a house for a family in need.  More ...

Hamilton ASB volunteers in Hanover County, Va.
Hamilton Students Take an “Alternative” Spring Break

While many of their counterparts hit beaches and ski slopes 102 Hamilton students are spending a week of their spring break volunteering at one of 10 nonprofit organizations for Alternative Spring Break (ASB), March 16-31.  More ...

COOP Senior Fellows Amy Soenksen, Ramya Ramnath and Danielle Lashley.
COOP Senior Fellows Manage Philanthropic Events On- and Off-Campus

Look at campus e-mail on any given day during Hamilton’s academic year and chances are there’s a service opportunity seeking volunteers. The people behind these numerous events are the Community Outreach and Opportunities Program (COOP) Senior Fellows – Danielle Lashley, Ramya Ramnath and Amy Soenksen. They coordinate volunteer requests with local non-profits, plan events and organize volunteers.  More ...

Students on a previous ASB trip helped build a home.
Students Trade Beaches for Building on Alternative Spring Break

Although warm beaches beckon and fresh powdery slopes shout for attention, nearly 100 Hamilton students are spending a week of their spring break volunteering at one of 10 nonprofit organizations for Alternative Spring Break (ASB), March 12-23.  More ...

ASB students hone their construction skills on a 2010 trip.
100 Students Choose Alternative Spring Break

One hundred Hamilton students are spending a week of their spring break volunteering at nonprofit organizations during Spring Break, March 12-26. This year marks Hamilton's 18th Alternative Spring Break (ASB), an annual volunteer venture that consists of 10 different community service trips.  More ...

Hamilton ASB students and Wilmington, N.C., alumni.
Wilmington, N.C., ASB Group Gathers With Area Alumni

Students who traveled to Wilmington, N.C., for Alternative Spring Break last week gathered at the home of Executive Director of Principal Gifts Mary Evans '82 for a dinner party. They were also joined by Missy '79 and Andy '70 Kennedy, and Durwood '67 and Gloria Almkuist. The students volunteered at an elementary school and at two teen drop in programs in Wilmington.  More ...

Hamilton's Mississippi Habitat for Humanity ASB group in Roanoke, Va.
Alumnus/Parents Provide Southern Hospitality to ASB Group
Steve Talevi ’79, P’10 and his wife Jacqueline opened their home to a group of Hamilton students on an Alternative Spring Break trip in March. The students, who volunteered at Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi, spent a night at the Talevi’s home in Roanoke, Va., as a halfway point on their way back to campus. The ASB group included Jennifer Talevi ’10. More ...
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