Graduates Commit to Long Term Service Positions

    Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2019 who volunteered for long-term service projects gathered for a reception during commencement weekend. From left: Caitlin S. Torrico, Belen Fresno Caturla, Danielle Frances Saranchak, Angela Coen, Jennifer Anne-Marie Gold, Marjorie Jasmine Sales Carl, Erik S. Ridley, and Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life.
    May 31, 2019

    Seven members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2019 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 2019 who committed to long-term service projects and their places of service are:

    Marjorie Jasmine Sales Carl, Chuuk, Micronesia, Xavier High School as a teacher, Chuuk, Micronesia;

    Belen Fresno Caturla, Horsham, Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a clinet advocate as a community food bank, Tucson, Arizona;

    Angela Coen, Garden City, New York, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest as a children's program specialist at Monika's House (a domestic violence shelter), Aloha, Oregon;

    Jennifer Anne-Marie Gold, Somers, New York, Christ the King Service Corps as a teacher, Detroit, Michigan;

    Erik S. Ridley, Allentown, Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a emergency services outreach worker, Syracuse, New York;

    Danielle Frances Saranchak, Pennsauken, New Jersey, St. Joseph's University Alliance for Catholic Education as a mathematics teacher at Father Judge High School, Philadelphia;

    Caitlin S. Torrico, Cranford, New Jersey, Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

    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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