University of Scranton Class of 2016 Members Commit to Long Term Service Positions After Graduation

Jun 15, 2016

Sixteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2016 volunteered after graduation for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations throughout the country and internationally. Their service begins this summer and includes programs run by the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Members of the University’s class of 2016 who committed to long-term service projects and their places of service are:

Ryan Brown of Scranton, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at Neighborhood Family Practice in Cleveland, Ohio;

Emily Carlin of Yardley, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, California;

Catherine DiPlacido of North Wales, Seton Partners at the DePaul School in Philadelphia;

Julia Dolan of Clark, New Jersey, Jesuit Volunteer Corps;

Julie Dragonetti of Monroe, Connecticut, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the Center for Community Alternatives in Syracuse, New York;

Riana Fisher of Randolph, New Jersey, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the Sacred Heart Middle School in Washington, D.C.;

William Hartz of Eagleville, St. Joseph’s Prep Alumni Service Corps in Philadelphia;

Natalia Juscinska of Washington Crossing, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at Prospect House in Bridgeport, Connecticut;

Jillian May of Flushing, New York, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the YMCA Silicon Valley in San Jose, California;

Megan McCabe of Furlong, PLACE (Partners in LA Catholic Education) Corps at San Gabriel Mission Elementary School in Los Angeles, California;

Glendys Orellana of Spring City, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at Proyecto Generando Vida in Managua, Nicaragua;

Cailin Potami of Harrisburg, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at Central Arizona Shelter System in Phoenix, Arizona;

Andrew Reidlinger of Staten Island, New York, Jesuit Volunteer Corps;

Cecilia Strauch of Factoryville, Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin;

Megan Tierney of Garnet Valley, St. Joseph’s University ACE Program at St. Barnabas Missionary School in Philadelphia;

Faith Yusko of West Islip, New York, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition, Michael Morris, Phoenix, Arizona, of the University’s class of 2015 has volunteered to serve for a second year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He will serve as the youth service coordinator at the West End House, Boston, Massachusetts. 

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 the higher education institutions named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. More than 2,800 Scranton students volunteer for more than 175,000 hours each year.

Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2016 who volunteered for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations gathered with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., for a reception held recently on campus. Seated, from left: Natalia Juscinska, Cecilia Strauch, Riana Fisher, Jillian May, Father Quinn, Glendys Orellana, Cailin Potami and Faith Yusko. Standing are: Emily Carlin, Megan McCabe, Megan Tierney, Julie Dragonetti, Catherine DiPlacido, William Hartz and Ryan Brown. Absent from photo are Julia Dolan and Andrew Reidlinger.

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