Incoming Penn State Students Volunteer With Society

August 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM


Seated from left:  Dylan Frenton and Julie Frank. Standing first row left to right:  John Rhodes, Joelene Murawski, Dustin Reed, Mykayla Whaling, Alaina Shaffer, and Noah Port. Standing back row left to right:  Morgan Bell, Tom Rubritz – Society Director of Building and Grounds, Mike Volosky, Leandra DeMarco, and Trashan Samuels.

    The DuBois Area Historical Society’s E. D. Reitz Museum was a destination on Penn State DuBois’ Community Outreach Day. On Friday, August 18, incoming freshmen along with faculty and staff group leaders participate in the event, which is a part of new student orientation.

        Once at the Society, they were given a a brief presentation on DuBois history and its links to the Penn State DuBois campus; and a presentation on the value of volunteering in the community.

        After that they broke into smaller groups and provided volunteer help on a number of projects including:  painting, general cleaning both indoors and outdoors, and folding and labeling the Society’s newsletter for mailing.

Participating students included:

         Mike Volosky of Sabula.

         Morgan Bell of Somerset.

         John Rhodes of DuBois.

         Dylan Fenton, Joelene Murawski, Dustin Reed, and Alaina Shaffer of Clearfield.

         Makayla Whaling of Luthersburg.

         Trashawn Samuels of Baltimore, Md.

         Noah Port of Clarion.

         Leandra DeMarco of Marienville.      

         Accompanying the students was Julie Frank from the Penn State DuBois development and alumni office.

          Supervising the activities at the museum by Tom Rubritz, Society director of building and grounds, Tom and Ginny Schott, and Dick Castonguay.

          “We truly appreciate the efforts of these young people when they visit us,” said Tom Schott, the Society’s 2nd Vice President. “The historical society is operated entirely by volunteers and we appreciate all help and the opportunity to pass along our passion for history to others.”

And How They Did Work . . . 


assembling the Society's newsletter . . . 



and painting.


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