Rhodes Students Pursue Varied Interests During Spring Break

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Publication Date: 3/16/2007

Like college students everywhere, some vacationers from Rhodes are spending spring break on the beach, resting up for the remainder of a busy semester. Others follow a 20-year tradition of service while still others investigate options for their futures.

A group of volunteers from the Kinney Program headed for Reynosa, Mexico on  March 10 with the goal of building two new houses, adding a roof to a house that lacks one and serving in a medical clinic. The Tex-Mex Border Ministry has been a Rhodes tradition since 1988. A newer student group, Rhodes Rebuilds, spent the break restoring Katrina-damaged houses in New Orleans.

Eleven students interested in working in the nation’s capital traveled to Washington where they were hosted by Rhodes alumni/ae and parents who advised them on how to find a job, how to connect with others and how to be successful in careers as diverse as museum management and Capital Hill.

Next week we will have reports and photos from these endeavors.