ADVISORY: WFU students volunteer abroad during winter break, depart next week

Editors’ Note: The News Service is closed Dec. 23 – 27. If you need to reach a member of the News Service staff during this time, contact University Police at 336-758-5591.

During the winter break, nearly 50 Wake Forest University students will participate in international service trips. Members of the media are invited to talk with student volunteers and faculty advisors prior to their departures.

The volunteer groups will travel to Calcutta, India; Mexico City, Mexico; Can Tho Province in Vietnam; and Agalta Valley, Honduras. For the full story on the trips, visit the News Service Web site,

The Calcutta group will meet in and depart from JFK International Airport in New York on Dec. 26. Jack Wilkerson, dean of the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy is the faculty advisor for the trip. He may be contacted before Dec. 26 at 760-6903.

The Mexico City group will meet at the university’s Benson University Center at 5:45 a.m. on Dec. 27. They fly out of Piedmont Triad International Airport at 7:15 a.m. on Delta Flight 1442. Two local students, one from Mt. Airy and one from Greensboro, are participating in the Mexico City trip.

Sally Sue Brown, assistant director of student development who helped coordinate the service trips, may be reached for interviews at 336-416-1570. The News Service cannot guarantee that Wilkerson or Brown will be available, due to their various family obligations and holiday travel. Representatives of other trips are not available.

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