University of Scranton Graduates Commit to Long-term Service


Twenty University of Scranton graduates, including 17 members of the University’s class of 2014, volunteered for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations internationally and in states throughout the country. Their service begins as early as June and includes programs run by Teach for America and the Jesuit Volunteer Corp.

Members of the University’s class of 2014 and there place of service are: Colleen Bennett ’14 of Monroe, N.Y., Volunteers International for Development Education & Solidarity (VIDES); Stephanie Boccuzzi ’14 of Doylestown, Working Boys Center, Quito, Ecuador; Katherine Cavazzini ’14 of Congers, N.Y., Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries in Garrison, N.Y.; Robert Cermignano ’14 of Ardmore, St. Joseph’s Prep Alumni Volunteer Corp, Philadelphia; Kerry Delaney ’14 of Aston, Jesuit Volunteer Corps; Lauren DeMarco ’14 of Horsham, Operation Teach, St. Stephen’s School, Baltimore, Md.; William Dempsey ’14 of Garden City, N.Y., Episcopal Service Corps, Los Angeles, Calif.; Melissa DeSoto ’14 of Port Tabacco, Md., Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, St. Margaret’s Women’s Shelter, Spokane, Wash.; Meghan Fennessy ’14 of Harrisburg, Teach For America, McNair Elementary, Chicago, Ill.; Brendan Foley ’14 of Binghamton, N.Y., Francis Corps, Refugee Resettlement, Syracuse, N.Y.; Andrew Gentilucci ’14 of Danville, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Para Educator at Paschal Sherman Indian School, Omak, Wash.; Samantha Grimaldi ’14 of Fords, N.J., Jesuit Volunteer Corps Outreach to Homeless teens at My Friend’s Place, Hollywood, Calif.; Alixandra Holden ’14 of Fairless Hills, Jesuit Volunteer Corps; Kelly Judge ’14 of Scranton, Teach For America, Boys Latin Charter School, Philadelphia; Timothy Plamondon ’14 of Scranton, Mercy Home For Boys and Girls, Chicago, Ill.; Kyle Swartz ’14 of Lewisburg, Jesuit Volunteer Corps; and Fiona Ward ’14 of Goshen, N.Y., Working Boys Center, Quito, Ecuador.

University of Scranton graduates from the class of 2013 who have committed to long term service project this year include Susannah Bruno ’13 of Philadelphia, Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Sacramento, Calif.; Stephen DeChiaro ’13 of Cranford, N.J., Jesuit Volunteer Corps; and Chelsea Valentine ’13 of Tamaqua, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (now in her second year)

Seventeen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2014 were among its 20 graduates who volunteered this year for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations internationally and in states throughout the country. The class of 2014 graduates gathered with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., for a reception held recently on campus. Seated, from left: Lauren DeMarco, William Dempsey, Stephanie Boccuzzi, Robert Cermignano, Meghan Fennessy and Kelly Judge. Standing: Katherine Cavazzini, Brendan Foley, Kerry Delaney, Fiona Ward, Father Quinn, Melissa DeSoto, Andrew Gentilucci and Samantha Grimaldi. Absent from the photograph are Colleen Bennett, Alixandra Holden, Timothy Plamondon and Kyle Swartz.


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