Orangeburg, S.C. – Six Claflin University students gave up the first day of their spring break to serve those less fortunate in Charleston.
Tiffany Bannister, a sophomore mathematics major; Alexandria Clark, a junior marketing major; Shermeese Dewalt, a sophomore business administration major; JaQuez Gilliard, a sophomore middle level education major; Amiah Henry, a sophomore business administration major; and Santrelle Washington, a sophomore business administration major, spent part of the day engaged in activities with the abused and neglected children who are part of the respite project HALOS – Helping and Lending Outreach Support – of Charleston. The students also gave a helping hand to Crisis Ministries of Charleston, where they aided in preparing and serving breakfast to the women and children staying at the shelter.
Claflin University requires students to complete 80 hours of community service within the first two years on campus, or 40 hours each their freshman and sophomore years.
Alternative spring breaks are becoming popular at campuses across the nation. Claflin held its first alternative spring break trip on Saturday, March 8, 2014.