Dedicated to Serve

June 12, 2018


Every year, members of our graduating class decide to do something courageous. Before continuing their education or finding a job, they decide to put their Jesuit education to good use immediately by committing a year or more of full-time volunteer service to marginalized communities all over the world.

To these 14 young alumni we want to say, Canisius is proud of you!

Let’s give them a round of applause!

The following new graduates have committed to a year of service:

  • Lindsey Bradley, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Friendship Park Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento, CA
  • Emily Smith, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Mercy Retirement and Care Center in Oakland, CA
  • Rachael Weissenburg, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Saint Michael’s Association for Special Education, Window Rock, Arizona
  • Amanda Momoh, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD
  • Pamela Rivas, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Community Health Specialist for House of Charity, Spokane, WA
  • Lydia Beinhauer, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, YMCA ASPIRE program, Yakima, WA
  • Madelyn Reed, Faith Community at Covenant House, New York City, NY
  • Zachia Gayle, AmeriCorps, City Year, Miami, FL
  • Timothy Utz, AmeriCorps, Washington AIDS Partnership, Washington, D.C.
  • Christina Kolbmann, AmeriCorps, Dune Steward through the Student Conservation Association, Watertown, NY
  • Manenfy Tavarez, AmeriCorps VISTA, Erie County Youth Bureau, Buffalo, NY
  • Patricia Beaulieu, AmeriCorps, City Year, Philadelphia, PA
  • Grace Lindsey, AmeriCorps VISTA, Family Promise of Western New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Peyton Richmond, AmeriCorps VISTA, Rural Outreach Center, Western New York.