Twenty-three 2012 Scranton Graduates Commit to Long-term Service Programs
Twenty-three members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2012 will work as long-term volunteers following graduation. The graduates gathered with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., for a reception during commencement weekend. Pictured are, seated, from left, Cara Brindley of Downingtown, who will serve with Mercy Volunteer Corps as a nurse at St. Mary’s Health Center in Savannah, Ga.; Kim Hosgood of Sellersville, who will serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a San Diego Youth Services support counselor for homeless teens; Kathleen Kardos of Mechanicsburg, who will service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps International in Tanzania; Kelly Lillis of Jersey City, N.J., who will serve with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps at a location to be determined; Father Quinn; Kathryn Rigby of Hicksville, N.Y., who will serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a case manager at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif.; Brittany Dolan of Clark, N.J., who will serve with Teach for America in Memphis, Tenn.; Veronica Dress of Willow Grove, who will serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with The Loft Project, a transitional housing program for homeless teens, in Nashville, Tenn.; and Nicole Golonski of Seneca Falls, N.Y., who will serve with international relief organization Fidesco. Standing, from left, are Marianne Patterson of Furlong, who will serve with Teach for America as a high school special education and English teacher in Baltimore, Md.; Laura Capasso of North Bellmore, N.Y., who will serve at the corporate work-study office of Cristo Rey High School in Boston, Mass.; Kathleen Tuohy of Hillsdale, N.J., who will serve with Jesuit Volunteer Corps with homeless children at Mustard Seed School in Sacramento, Calif.; Eddie Ocasio of New York, N.Y.; who will serve with Amate House as a history teacher and campus minister at St. Gregory the Great High School, Chicago, Ill.; Sarah Neitz of Gettysburg, who will serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Albuquerque, N.M., at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center as an immigrant advocate and as a volunteer coordinator for the Bread and Blessings Program in the Immaculate Conception Parish; Rob Gadomski of Plains, who will serve with Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries in Garrison, N.Y.; Allison Davis of Morton, who will serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at Friendship Park to work with the homeless in Sacramento, Calif.; Rosa Todaro of Kings Park, N.Y., who will serve with AmeriCorps at a location to be determined; Andrew Kelly of Maple Glen, who will serve with the Alumni Service Corps as an admissions counselor at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia; Katie Gonzalez of Bethlehem, who will serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps to work with homeless youth at the Oasis Center in Nashville; Michael Wiencek of Fleetwood, who will service as a high school teacher at Yap Catholic High School in Yap, Micronesia; and Sal Frangipane of Staten Island, N.Y., who will serve with Teach for America as a special education teacher in Baltimore.
Long-term volunteers Caitlin Hopkins of New York, who will serve at the Yap Catholic High School in Yap, Micronesia; Dave Hopp of Jarrettsville, Md., who will serve with Teach for American in Baltimore; and Marie LiBassi of Dalton, who will serve with Teach for America in Washington, D.C., are absent from the photograph.