Penn State Students Volunteer At Museum

August 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM


From left to right:  James Greenawalt, Jordan Hufnagle, Miles Valchor, Jordan Williams, Kaitlyn Larson, Allix Gresock, Jessica Czekai, Ryan Smith, and Penn State DuBois faculty member Heather Parizek.


            Seven incoming Penn State DuBois students and faculty facilitator Heather Pariek, instructor of mathematic and geology, spent three hours on August 24 helping with general cleaning, pick up, and improvements at the DuBois Area Historical Society.

            The incoming freshmen, as part of new student orientation, were participating in Outreach Day where Penn State DuBois students serve their community. The Student Life Office had a variety of options for volunteering service time, including the DuBois Area Historical Society. Following a tour of the museum led by historical society President Ruth Gregori the students split into groups and worked under the supervision of Gregori, Tom Rubritz, and Ginny and Tom Schott.

            At the end of a three-hour stop the students had completed a cleaning of all of the display cases, book shelves, and floor areas inside the Society museum and library; and outside conducted general cleanup, washed windows, and did some painting.

            The students included  Jessica Czekai of Penfield; James Greenawalt of Clarion; Allix Gresock of DuBois; Jordan Hufnagle of Clarion; Kaitlyn Larson of Brockport; Ryan Smith of Brookville; Miles Valchor of New Kensington; Jordan Williams of Woodland;

            “We are grateful for the Penn State DuBois students visiting and working with us,” said Gregori. “We all had a good time and accomplished a great deal of work. The students were interested in what they saw and got to handle, making history more interesting. We also hope we provided the students with an introduction to some of the history of the community where they are attending college. We hope they will tell their friends about the museum and come visit us again.”

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