BANGOR - A few University of Maine students will be spending their spring break in Belize, but it's not to enjoy the sun.
About 20 nursing majors will take part in a ten day medical volunteer program.
Students will help provide care to underprivileged villages, and gain hands on experience.
"To be able to experience those clinical hours somewhere else in a place like Belize is just unbelievable. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to do this as a student," says nursing student Shannon Lyons.
Students are holding a fundraiser Sunday morning at Applebees on the Hogan Road in Bangor. From 8:00 am until 10:00 am, you can purchase pancakes to help students raise money for travel costs.
Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.
While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.
When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.
She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at JCangro@wvii.com or tweet her @jaclyncangro.