When Andrew Wynne (Fairport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) roamed the court for The University of Scranton men’s basketball team, he gained a reputation as a steady, reliable presence in the middle while coming off the bench. Following his graduation in 2011, Wynne has gained a similar reputation as someone who can be counted on to help others.
Wynne, who is a Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) student at the College of Charleston, is about to wrap up a 27-month stint with the Peace Corps Volunteers in the Phillipines, helping communities improve the lives of their citizens and expand their opportunities.
Wynne was in the Phillipines in November 2013 when Typhoon Haiyan swept through the country, leaving countless homes destroyed and killing thousands of people. Read his reaction to the typhoon on his blog here: http://philippinecamino.blogspot.com/2013/11/survival.html.
Despite spending the majority of his time helping to better the lives of Filipinos, Wynne has found time to continue his passion for basketball. The sport is popular in the Asian country, and at 6-foot-8, Wynne drew the attention of basketball fans there, leading to joining team run by a local store owner. Read about his basketball experiences here: http://philippines.peacecorps.gov/content/volunteer-success-story-andrew-wynne.
Wynne chronicled his entire experience as it happened on his blog, which is available here: http://philippinecamino.blogspot.com/.
Wynne played in 62 career games with the Royals, making five starts and averaging 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. He was a member of three Landmark Conference championship teams (2008, 2009, 2011), each of which advanced to the NCAA Tournament.