A Trio of Jaspers Continue Postgraduate Service Tradition

Three Manhattan College students are moving on to opportunities with national service organizations.

Meggie Black on campusThree recent Manhattan College graduates – Meggie Black ’21, Kerianne Costello ’21 and Darby Zelaskowski ’21 – are continuing the service work they did as undergraduates in different national service organizations, starting this summer.

Black received the David C. Broderick Medal for Campus Ministry at the 2021 Undergraduate Commencement, and graduated with a double major in English and art history. 

A student worker in the Office of Campus Ministry and Social Action, she will work for a L’Arche community in Tacoma, Wash. through Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.

Kerianne Costello portrait photoCostello will join AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, based in Vicksburg, Miss. She will travel in the southern United States, completing service projects with a team of AmeriCorps volunteers. 

A sociology major and psychology minor, Costello received the John T. Miller Jr Medal for Sociology. She was a student worker for Campus Ministry and Social Action, and also participated in the College’s Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) trip to Flint, Michigan in January 2019. 

Darby Zelaskowski photo on the waterZelaskowski will join City Year, a member of the AmeriCorps national service network, dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. 

Zelaskowski is a member of Epsilon Sigma Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, and the recipient of The Joseph L. McGoldrick Medal for English and World Literature. A peace studies and conflict resolution major, she was also a member of the Just Peace club on campus.