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Contact: Rebecca Albrecht

For immediate release:
March 25, 2002

Carnegie Mellon Students Spend Spring Break Building Houses With Habitat for Humanity

PITTSBURGH—Nineteen students from Carnegie Mellon University will be spending spring break in Lake County, Fla., building houses through Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program. Eleven freshmen, five sophomores, two juniors and one graduate student will work with Habitat for Humanity Lake County from April 1 - 5.

Michael Schenz, an adjunct professor in the Modern Languages Department and in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, and four staff members from the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Activities and the Housing Office will accompany the students.

In addition to donating their time and energy to help build houses, the students raised more than $1,900 for Habitat for Humanity Lake County to build the home they are constructing as well as future homes in the area.

Collegiate Challenge is a year-round program, coordinated through the Campus Chapters and Youth Programs department at Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Ga. More than 10,000 students from more than 450 colleges, universities and high schools will work at more than 200 sites nationwide for Collegiate Challenge: Spring Break 2002. Collectively, these students have pledged more than $1,000,000 for the affiliates with which they are working.


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