Father Rick Malloy Lecture

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PCPS Freshmen Learn About Serving Others

On Wednesday, September 7th, over three hundred members of the Panuska College of Professional Studies Class of 2015 packed the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center to hear Father Rick Malloy, S.J. speak on the topic of service to others. Marking its fourth year, the annual fall lecture provided freshmen with the opportunity to examine the intersection of their choice of major and the Ignatian call to be “men and women for and with others”. Father Malloy’s presentation, entitled “‘To Be of Help to Souls’: Jesuit Education and the Helping Professions” challenged students to go beyond their comfort zones and strive to make a difference in the lives of those with whom they interact. Following the lecture, students broke into discussion groups facilitated by graduate students from the Counseling and Human Services Department and other PCPS upper classmen. As a final component of the experience, the freshmen were required to submit a reflection paper to Dean Debra Pellegrino on the topic of academic service learning and its impact on the helping professions.

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    Student Reflection Papers

  • Katherine Phelan
    • "When looking at service learning I definitely wanted to do something that I probably wouldn’t feel comfortable with at first to maybe improve on skills or aspects of my life that I wasn’t so familiar with."

      To read Katherine's Paper please click here.
  • Melanie Marron
    • "We find happiness when we are able to have that epitomizing moment where we discover what God has planned for our life. In my case, I believe that my calling is to become a nurse."

      To read Melanie's Paper please click here.
  • Megan Straut
    • "The lecture Father Rick Malloy gave was important to me as a nursing major. It showed me how the Jesuit education works so well with the Nursing curriculum here at Scranton."

      To read Megan's Paper please click here. 
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