Six Members of the Class of 2016 Join Postgraduate Volunteer Programs

Manhattan College students will serve in the Lasallian tradition following Commencement.

Service project April 2016Six Manhattan College graduating seniors – Madison Cona, Meghan Dinegar, Anthony Fischetti, Katherine Hyche, Jo-Ann Mullooly and Kathryn Varone – will take on postgraduate volunteer positions.

Cona, Mullooly and Varone will join Lasallian Volunteers, while Fischetti will work with Rostro de Cristo, and Dinegar and Hyche will participate in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

A secondary education major, Cona is a member of the Epsilon Sigma Pi Honor Society, the highest scholastic honor for undergraduates in all programs at Manhattan College, and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society. During her time at Manhattan, she was a mathematics tutor, student government class representative, and a member of the cheerleading team.

Dinegar received the College’s Signum Fidei Medal for Service and Social Action at the Spring Honors Convocation and will continue the legacy of service she established during her college years. An English major, Dinegar was a resident assistant who participated in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, and was a member of the Campus Master Plan steering committee, which has helped guide the College’s strategy for facility improvements and additions over the next five years.

Fischetti, a history major, was a Jasper Summer research scholar in 2015, studying the history and vibrancy of New York’s Greenwich Village. Fischetti was a Catholic Relief Services ambassador during his time at Manhattan College and also took part in the Regional Lasallian Collegiate Conference at Saint Mary’s College of California in 2014.

A native of Los Angeles, Hyche received her bachelor’s degree in communication this May. A digital media art and art history minor, Hyche was able to work at the Tribeca Film Festival during her time at the College. She also was a Catholic Relief Services ambassador, and a member of Lasallian Collegians and LGBT Friends and Allies.

Mullooly received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and was a member of the Lasallian Collegians. She was also involved in student government, theater, and served as a tour guide for the admissions department. Mullooly participated in the Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience on a trip to New Orleans and has completed an internship with the National Eating Disorder Association.

In May, Varone received her master’s degree in elementary education/special education after earning her bachelor’s degree in 2015. She was a Catholic Relief Services campus ambassador and a resident assistant in Chrysostom Hall.

MC Staff