University of Scranton Class of 2015 Members Commit to Long Term Service Positions After Graduation

July 1, 2015

Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2015 who volunteered for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations throughout the country gathered with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., for a reception held recently on campus. Seated, from left: Laura Fay, Michael Morris, Mary Longest, Olivia Pappas and Dominica Bianconi. Standing in back row are: Father Quinn, Stephanie Leone, Corrine DiGiovine, Christopher Carr, Maria Cleary and Emily Lang.

Twelve members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2015 volunteered for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations in states throughout the country, including Alaska, Arizona and California. Their service begins as early as June and includes programs run by Teach for America and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Members of the University’s class of 2015 and their places of service are:

Dominica Bianconi of Scott Township, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the St. Aloysius Jesuit School in New York, New York;

Christopher Carr of Hamilton, New Jersey, AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA in Vinton, Iowa;

Maria Cleary of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at St. Anthony's Foundation in San Francisco, California;

Dan Crawford of Churchville, St. Joseph’s Prep Alumni Service Corps in Philadelphia;

Corrine DiGiovine of Old Forge, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Anchorage, Alaska;

Laura Fay of Thornton, Teach For America in Milwaukee, Wisconsin;

Emily Lang of Scranton, Mercy Home For Boys and Girls in Chicago, Illinois;

Stephanie Leone of Mahopac, New York, OperationTEACH at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Baltimore, Maryland;

Mary Longest of Demarest, New Jersey; Mercy Volunteer Corps in the Speech Therapy Department in St. Michael’s, Arizona;

Michael Morris of Lansdowne, Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Phoenix, Arizona;

Olivia Pappas of Drexel Hill, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the Massachusetts General Hospital Foundation and the Red Sox Home Base Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts;

Janis Segura of Red Bank, New Jersey, Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Nationally recognized for its commitment to service, The University of Scranton was among just 361 colleges in the nation to earn the highly-respected Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 2015 Community Engagement Classification and was among just 766 higher education institutions in the nation named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

More than 2,800 University students volunteer more than 175,000 hours each year. In the 2013-2014 academic year alone, a total of 2,853 University students participated in community service programs, volunteering a total number of 175,000 hours, with an estimated 1,500 University students contributing 20 hours or more of service during the academic year.

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