Grant for Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador Program

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The Rotunda of Immaculata

Immaculata University has been selected to receive a joint grant from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities to help launch Immaculata’s Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador Program.

During the Spring 2017 semester, funds from the grant will help students implement the foundation for the program including training student ambassadors and faculty supporters, contacting other local CRS Student Ambassador college programs, and establishing the culture and direction for the program. A college-wide launch of the CRS Student Ambassador Program will commence during the Fall 2017 semester and will include teaching global justice through discussion, activism, and service. Students Ambassadors for CRS will learn to advocate for the voiceless and create a model of faith-action-results that provide students with the impulse to seek out proactive thinking and social justice.

“I hope that the students, and the Immaculata community as a whole, gain more knowledge on the issues facing our world and what we can do to be a part of the solution,” stated Jessica Morrell, associate director of Campus Ministry and launch director for the CRS Student Ambassador Program. “Our goal for the ambassadors is to grow in faith, take action and work toward the ultimate result of justice and dignity for all.”

Student Ambassadors for 2017 are:

Dan Ericsson ’19 of Harleysville, PA
Kris Ferrara ’19 of Palmyra, PA
Dean Forlano ’19 of Jenkintown, PA
Maria Pisano ’19 of Norristown, PA
Emma Richey ’19 of Mechanicsburg, PA

Helping more than 100 million people in 101 countries on five continents, CRS mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, based solely on need, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.

For more information on Immaculata’s CRS Student Ambassador Program, please contact the Campus Ministry Office at 484-323-3573.

Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning.  On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.

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