CLP Program at Mount Union Focuses on Habitat for Humanity

February 21, 2017

ALLIANCE, OH – On Tuesday, February 28, the University of Mount Union will be hosting its annual Continued Learning Program with speakers Lynda Slack- president of the board of directors for the Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity, and Amanda Swank- Executive Director of the Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity, discussing Habit for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that works directly with people belonging to the community to help build or improve the place they call home. Through the work of volunteers, they are able to build beautiful homes that allow the new homeowners to have an affordable mortgage.

Slack is a 1969 graduate of Mount Union College with a bachelor’s degree in art. Later, Slack received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University. She taught art for many years in the Alliance area and retired in 2011. Along with her work for Habitat for Humanity, Slack serves as a board member of the Alliance Kiwanis Club, treasurer of P.E.O., a philanthropic education organization, chair of the Altar and Arts Committee and is a church trustee for the Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

Swank graduated from the University of Mount Union where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication. She would later receive a master’s degree in library science from Kent State University. Swank currently serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity. In addition, Swank is an active member of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on numerous organization’s board of directors including, Greater Alliance Carnation Festival, Carnation City Players, YWCA and the Alliance Historical Society.

These remaining CLP sessions will also take place in the Newbold Room of the Hoover Price Campus Center at the University of Mount Union. They are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Abby Honaker at (330) 829-8168 or via email at

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