CSSJ Volunteers of the Month: Margaret O’Brien, Thomas Perrotti

By Jaci Wendel News Editor For the month of April, the Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ) has selected two Volunteers of the Month. Margaret O’Brien, a nursing major, and Thomas Perrotti, a sport management and marketing dual major, are both freshmen and began to get involved with service from the start of their time at DeSales. Both O’Brien and Perrotti had … [Read more...]

CSSJ awards Erin O’Neill Volunteer of the Month

By Lauren Trumbull Editorial and Features Editor “I never thought I’d be volunteering now more than I go to class, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said senior criminal justice major, psychology minor and this issues Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ) Volunteer of the Month, Erin O’Neill. O’Neill began her extensive work in service her sophomore year … [Read more...]

Servant love: Gerhart tells students her love story at Agape Latte

By Jaci Wendel News Editor This semester’s Agape Latte program, a nationally syndicated speaker series that invites students to hear the love stories of faculty and staff, appropriately kicked off the day after Valentine’s Day, Feb. 15, with one of DeSales’ most loved staff members, Jaime Gerhart, director of the Center for Service and Social Justice. Gerhart begun her … [Read more...]

Students give back in Jacksonville on Habitat for Humanity service trip

By Lauren Trumbull Editorial & Features Editor From Jan. 7–14, director of the Center for Service and Social Justice, Jamie Gerhart, and a group of DeSales students had the opportunity to take part in a service trip in Jacksonville, FL to aid Habitat for Humanity. Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity formed the idea of “partnership housing,” which … [Read more...]

Alternative Break Trips Let Students Better Themselves by Bettering Communities

By Jaci Wendel News Editor This article was originally published in Issue 11, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (March 24, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. “I learned that I am so much stronger than I thought. I realized I’m strong in mind, in strength and in values.” Freshman Elizabeth Ruth learned these things while volunteering in New Orleans, one of … [Read more...]