Misericordia Students Set Campus ‘Stuff The Van’ Record
‘STUFF THE VAN’ CONTEST-Misericordia University students set a campus record for piling into a campus van during a recent “Stuff the Van” contest. Among those who helped ‘Stuff the Van’ at Misericordia University were students, shown from left, Trent Ortiz, Chuck Bressler, Danielle Tattersall, Auraleah Grega, Wapwallopen; Tom Machi, Erica Hannon, and Joey Hanzok.

Packed like a can of sardines, 29 Misericordia University students set a campus record for piling into a campus van during a recent “Stuff the Van” contest. The event was one of a number of programs organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) as part of the world record-themed “Springfest Weekend,” which was designed to add some fun to the last week of classes on campus.

Other events throughout the weekend included students connecting 1,432 Crayola Erasable Markers end-to-end for a length of 628 feet in an attempt to make it into the “Guinness Book of World Records.” They also set a campus record for “Touch the Van,” when two competitors, Jaimie Washofer of Waldwick, N. J., and Angelo Prince of Hainesport, N. J., were awarded iPad Minis by outlasting others in the contest for 26 hours. Other events included a dance-a-thon, a salon-a-thon, and a wing-eating contest.

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to www.misericordia.edu.Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels.