Graduates Serve Others in Full-Time Volunteer Programs
Monday, June 9, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (June 9, 2014) — Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 35 members of the Class of 2014 have joined 14 local, national and international service programs, including the Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University. Full-time placements include working as a youth resource coordinator in Los Angeles with the JVC and facilitating elephant rehabilitation in Thailand with the Global Volunteer Network. Time commitments range from one-to-three years.
In addition, two members of the Class of 2013 have joined volunteer programs, which brings the total number of SJU grads joining service organizations this year to 37.
“As a Jesuit, Catholic university, our mission inspires our students to serve a faith that does justice,” says University President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J.’72. “This credo informs all that we do at Saint Joseph’s, and is realized in our extraordinary Campus Ministry community service and Faith-Justice Institute service-learning programs. I’m grateful that these graduates are dedicating the next one-to-three years to serving others and the greater good.”
Participating graduates are noted below. Each alumna/us is a member of the Class of 2014 unless noted otherwise.
Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University: Jennifer Cush ’13, Rita Frau, Kelsey Meisenbacher, Rory Sweeney, Kaia Turner, Emilia Twomey
AmeriCorps State and National: Darcy O’Connor
AmeriCorps VISTA: Shanise Williams
Augustinian Volunteers: Edward Margargee
Bilingual Education for Central America: Molly Burda
Casa de la Solidaridad: Jake Dillabaugh
Cristo Rey – Boston: Kerry DiNardo
Global Volunteer Network: Kasey McKenna
Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Raya Diwata Abat, Robert Brier, Lauren Broggini ’13, Ashley Goyette, Kerry Rose Harris, Abigail Helbig, Stephanie Lovina, Katherine McGovern, Sofia Peirats, Anna Ryan, Brooke Severe, Stacey Terlik, Cassandra Tomkins, Elizabeth Villanyi, Alison Welch
Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Northwest: Ryan Musso, Kristina Orbe
NETWORK Associate Program: Felicia Carter
Peace Corps: Chanelle Greene
Rostro de Cristo: Scott Pyzik
Teach for America: Devlin Carey, Barbara Martin Ellis, Michaella Pierce, Amanda Motola