University of Scranton Students Participate in Spring Break Service Trips

March 24, 2015

Nearly 40 University of Scranton students participated in alternative spring break service trips in March that allowed them to work with the homeless, former gang members, children with disabilities, and others in need through service agencies throughout the country. Students volunteered at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago, Illinois; St. Michaels Association for Special Education in St. Michaels, Arizona; the McKenna Center in Washington, D.C.; WorkFest in the Appalachian region of Kentucky; Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California; Francis Corps in Syracuse, New York; and St. Matthew School in Phoenix, Arizona.

Scranton alumnus Tim Plamondin helped coordinate the Chicago service trip and Scranton alumna Kerry Delaney helped coordinate the Phoenix service trip.

The following students participated at the locations listed:

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago, Illinois

Kathryn Cassidy

Delia Gavin

Andrea Marano

Amy Simpson

Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California

Brian Dolan

Elizabeth Palladino

Claudia Panetta

Angela Parry

James Walsh

WorkFest in the Appalachian region of Kentucky

Steven Browning

Ryan Burdick

Michael Dombrowski

Ashley Javitz

Kaitlyn Jones

Maura McGowan

Samantha Scott

Theresa Webster

St. Matthew School in Phoenix, Arizona

Megan Calascibetta

Lauren Conniff

Julie Dragonetti

Lauren Krasucki

Stephanie Leone

Jillian May

The McKenna Center in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Gamarra

William Giuliano

Sara Myers

Patrick Park

Chloe Strickland

St. Michaels Association for Special Education in St. Michaels, Arizona

Linzee Duncan

Sarah Morrill

Olivia Pappas

Dena Riccio

Courtney Westermann

Francis Corps in Syracuse, N.Y.

Brittany Boribong

Sara Chapin

Meredith Miller

Dina Roche

Rachael Weir

Chaperones for the service trips were:

Sean Brennan

Kelly Crowley

Peggy Doolittle

Kristi Klien

Lori Moran

Eileen Notarianni

Donna Simpson

Meilssa Tesesco

Sarah Triano.

University of Scranton students participated in seven alternative spring break service trips in March. Pictured, from left, are students Sarah Morrill, Dena Riccio, Linzee Duncan, Olivia Pappas and Courtney Westermann working in the garden/greenhouse area St. Michaels Association for Special Education in St. Michaels, Arizona.

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