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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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Spanish Club Presents Highlights of Care Trip to the Dominican Republic

At 12:15 p.m. tomorrow in Whitaker Hall Room 101, nine students will present a one-hour slide lecture of their trip to the Dominican Republic during Spring Break to help the poor.

The students traveled with professors Ingrid Martinez-Rico and Craig Heller as part of the Spanish Club. They repaired two homes making them livable and completely cleaned and painted an elementary schoolhouse that serves La Otra Banda. The trip was the second Dominican Republic project undertaken by the group.

Students on the trip also earned “Service Learning Credits,” an FGCU program that provides opportunities for community involvement.

For more information, contact Martinez-Rico or Heller at (941) 590-7232. For information about FGCU’s Service Learning Program, contact Linda Summers at (941) 590-7016.

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