Graduates Commit to Long Term Service Positions

    Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2018 who volunteered for long-term service projects gathered with Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., interim president of The University of Scranton, for a reception held recently on campus.
    June 28, 2018

    Fifteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2018 committed to post-graduation 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 2018 who committed to long-term service projects and their places of service are:

    Samantha Austin of Bethany, Connecticut, Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a case worker at Women Against Abuse & Amaya’s Place, Philadelphia;

    Catherine Bruno of Westfield, New Jersey, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Tacna, Peru;

    Kathryn Cantafio of Scranton, Americorps at Keep Houston Housed, Houston, Texas;

    Timothy Dodds of Suffield, Connecticut, Jesuit Volunteer Corps;

    William Giuliano of Verona, New Jersey, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at St. Joseph’s University as a teacher at Bonner-Prendergast High School, Philadelphia;

    Harry Helbock of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Amate House, Chicago, Illinois;

    Adrian Laudani of Valley Stream, New York, Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a refugee settlement specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

    Luis Melgar of Simpson, Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a pastoral minister, Andahualillas, Peru;

    Aileen Moore of Yonkers, New York, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia;

    Monica O’Malley of Scranton, Operation TEACH, as a middle school language arts teacher, Baltimore, Maryland;

    Amy O’Neill of Wilmington, Delaware, Maggie’s Place, Phoenix, Arizona;

    Daniel O’Reilly of Flushing, New York, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Notre Dame University as a history teacher at Bonner-Prendy High School, Fort Worth, Texas;

    Emily Paparazzo of Paupack, Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a physical education teacher at Delores Mission School, Los Angeles, California;

    Natalie Rossi of Canton, Massachusetts, St. Joseph Worker Program as an assistant case manager at Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, California;

    Raquel Wasserman of Pound Ridge, New York, Covenant House, St. Louis, Missouri.

    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 Community Engagement Classification and was among the higher education institutions named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Each year, more than 2,800 Scranton students volunteer for more than 175,000 hours of service.

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