Recent Graduates Choose to Serve Others

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Saint Joseph’s University is pleased to announce that 34 members of the Class of 2013 have chosen to engage in 11 full-time local, national and international service programs. Placements include the Peace Corps, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and ACESJU, the Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University. In addition, four alumni from earlier classes have enrolled in AmeriCorps’ Teach for America or ACESJU. Time commitments to these programs range in duration from one to three years.

“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, from educational activities to our athletic programs, and culminates in our extraordinary service-learning and Campus Ministry community service programs. I’m grateful and proud that these recent graduates have committed to spend this special time in their lives to serving others and the greater good.”

Participating graduates and their placements are noted below. Each alumna/us is a member of the Class of 2013 unless otherwise noted.

ACESJU (Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph’s University) Danielle Critelli, Daniel O’Sullivan, Ben York ’11

Action Reconciliation Service for Peace Catherine Kology

Alumni Service Corps Tavon Whitener

Augustinian Volunteers Andrew DiMarco, Paul Ryan

City Year Amy Banner, Brittany Bowers, Erin Collins, Catherine Ibarra, Ann Lee

Lutheran Volunteer Corps Gabrielle Eichelberger

Mercy Volunteer Corps Jessica Atkinson

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Joanna Barlow, Matthew Bender, Therese Dallegro, Sarah Jordan, Camille Karam, Jenna Najjar, Lizzy Nemeth, Ryan Pardo, Emily Smith, Megan Ward

Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Northwest Ralph Conte, Will Gardner, Lucas Guinan, Katrina Haller, Beth Keenan, Amber Layton, Devin Murray

Peace Corps Astara Maiure, Christine Montgomery

Teach for America Jenna Harrison, Melanie Burgos ’12, Keptah Saint Julien ’12, Kate Southerton, Callie Walsh ’12 

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