MELISSA'S ADVENTURE WITH SERVICE BEGINS:

 

Melissa Gallardo, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY Major John H. Mark, Jr. Study Abroad Scholarship  Spring 2017

Melissa Gallardo, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

Major John H. Mark, Jr. Study Abroad Scholarship  Spring 2017

 

Melissa has been awarded the Manhattan College, Major John H. Mark, Jr, Study Abroad Scholarship for the 2017 Spring Semester.   Upon her arrival  in Italy, to begin her Adventure with Service, Melissa expressed her plan and her gratitude for this opportunity:

"Hi everyone, my name is Melissa and I am a Sophomore Communications Major at Manhattan College. I am so honored and grateful to be this year’s recipient of the John Mark Scholarship. I will be studying abroad this Spring through St. John's University's Discover The World Europe Program. I want to make a difference in the lives of the poor. After connecting with the children of Guatemala on my L.O.V.E. trip, I decided that my journey of service would continue in Italy, Spain and France for the next 16 weeks. I will engage in service-learning activities in local schools, soup kitchens and more. My heart tells me to help people, to give back and SJU provides me with the opportunity to do service-learning. In addition to my passion of service, I am Editor-in-Chief of an upcoming student-run women’s empowerment magazine called Lotus Magazine, a staff writer for Manhattan College’s newspaper, The Quadrangle, a sacristan for Campus Ministry, a member for the Manhattan College chapters of PRSSA and AAF. If you’d like to know more about my journey throughout Europe, please read my blog on www.jaspersabroad.blogspot.com."

 

 

Best Regards, 

 

Melissa Gallardo

Jan. 21, 2017

L.O.V.E.                                 (LaSallian Outreach Volunteer Experience

The Quadrangle:               https://mcquad.org/

PRSSA                                http://prssa.prsa.org/

AAF                                     https://www.aaf.org/