Four Manhattan College Graduates Accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers Service Program

Megan McShane, Kathryn Merry, Clare O’Connell and Kathleen O’Malley will begin a year of service this fall.

Recent graduates Megan McShane, Kathryn Merry, Clare O’Connell and Kathleen O’Malley, have been accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers (LV) program. Following the same values upon which Manhattan College was founded on by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lasallian Volunteers is committed to providing dedicated and trained volunteers to serve in underprivileged schools and agencies.

“Serving as a Lasallian Volunteer is about finding that space where your energy, talents and skills meet the needs of others,” said Jolleen Wagner, director of LV.Once you say yes, it’s about walking alongside your students, your clients, your housemates, the Brothers — our community.”

All four Manhattan College LVs will be working in the San Francisco and Midwest regions. The four graduates’ majors and college activities include:

  • Megan McShane graduated with a B.A. in secondary English education and a religious studies minor, and was involved with the Kappa Delta Pi honor society for education and Theta Alpha Kappa honor society for religious studies. She was a member of Student Government, the Manhattan College Players and the Scatterbomb comedy improvisation troupe, as well as a resident assistant, student orientation leader and tour guide.
  • Kathryn Merry graduated with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in education. She was also a member of Kappa Delta Pi and was actively involved in fundraising for the organization. In addition, Merry was in the Psychology Club. Merry will be working at De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, Ore.
  • Clare O’Connell graduated with a B.A. in elementary education, and participated in three Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) trips to New Orleans and Montana. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and a recipient of the James Patterson ’69 Scholarship. O’Connell will be working with LVs at De La Salle High School in Minneapolis.
  • Kathleen O’Malley graduated with a B.S. in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics. During her time at Manhattan, O’Malley volunteered with L.O.V.E. in the Dominican Republic and also played intramural soccer.

Since the program began in 1989, more than 540 volunteers have served as LVs. Learn more about Lasallian Volunteers at

MC Staff