Service Trips
Ashford students volunteer their time.

Service Trips

The Office of Service and Leadership (OSL) was also created to support student initiatives. Participating students gain inspiration and new friendships, while providing valuable service to others. Our goal is to provide our students with the opportunity to attend service trips at least once a semester at no cost.

Upcoming Trip

Due to the devastating tornados in the Oklahoma City area, our students are once again partnering with the Office of Service and Leadership to head to Moore, OK to aid in the disaster recovery efforts. Twenty Clinton campus students and three staff members will be making the trip September 24-29. Our goal is to work with our students to show that even a week's worth of work can make a lifetime of difference.        

Our Most Recent Trip

Twenty-one students and four staff members traveled to the Atlantic City area to help rebuild the community after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. The group worked with AmeriCorps, East Dover Fire Company, Cattus Island Nature Park, and a mission in Atlantic City. This eye opening experience brought our students together through the hard work they put towards getting as much work done as possible during their short stay in New Jersey.

“I would encourage other student to apply to future service trip opportunities, it will allow the individual to make life-long friendships, help build team work, character, leadership skills…serve with a purpose, make a difference in the victims lives and the volunteers as well, and (be an) amazing experience that you will not forget.”

– Jemila Burton, Junior, Bachelor of Business Administration (Chicago, IL)

This trip was also inspirational for our faculty and staff that took part in the trip – Charlie Minnick, Dean of the Forbes School of Business, Waunita Sullivan, Associate Director of Clinton Campus Student Affairs, Chris Adams, head coach of cross country and track and field, and Audra Adams, Manager of Service Learning. The fact that Clinton campus leadership is dedicated enough to take the trip with the students, is a great testament to how the entire Clinton campus supports the service initiative on campus in Clinton, IA.

Previous Trips
March 2013 – Toms River, NJ
October 2012 - Chicago, IL
March 2012 - Joplin, MO

Contact: 
Audra Adams, MBA 
Manager of Service Learning
audra.adams@ashford.edu
563.242.4023, ext. 7242