Community Service Honored With U.S. Flag
Wittenberg was awarded an American flag previously flown outside the U.S. Capitol as recognition for the hard work of 11 students during an alternative spring break trip in Bay St. Louis, Miss., earlier this spring. The flag flew outside of Wittenberg’s Benham-Pence Student Center, April 12-20. For the past five years, Wittenberg students have participated in alternative spring break trips to fulfill the university’s community service graduation requirement at an out-of-state service site.
During the 2010 trip, titled “Mission on the Bay,” volunteers from across the nation aided in disaster relief five years after Hurricane Katrina. As a thank you and recognition, Chris Lagarde, Wittenberg’s c amp construction supervisor, presented the group with the flag on its last day in Mississippi.