‘Stuff the Bus’ project at Misericordia supports Domestic Violence Service Center

The Misericordia University Community Fiscal Committee and Mercy Associates collected supplies for women and children at the Domestic Violence Service Center as part of the annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ project for Mercy Week. Participating in the drive are, from left, first row, Jennifer Cory, tutoring center coordinator, Student Success Center; Sue Lazur, administrative assistant, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library; Jolene Miraglia, administrative assistant, Occupational Therapy Department; Elizabeth Pedro, technical administrator, Information Technology; Michael Hilstolsky, senior user services technician, Information Technology, and Jeanne VanDuzer, campaign coordinator, University Advancemen. Second row, Misericordia cheerleaders Samantha Olcott, Monroe Twp., N.J., Stephanie Monforte, Staten Island, N.Y.; Nicolette Bagoly, Reading, Pa.; Samantha Miller, Coplay, Pa.; Jenna Chilcote, Millville, Pa.; and Rya Morgan, Nazareth, Pa. Third row, Josephine Dougherty, receptionist, Admissions; Renee Cotton, student Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program; Tom Sweetz, instructor, Department of Business; Lori Ianni, advocate/counselor, Domestic Violence Service Center; Lindsey Riddell, community outreach coordinator, Campus Ministry; Georgia Young, administrative assistant, Campus Ministry; Laura Angeline, administrative assistant, Residence Life; Leslie Risko, staff accountant; David Pasquini, coordinator, Enrollment Marketing, and Donna Cerza, director of Admissions. Absent at the time of the photo was Darcy Brodmerkel. - Submitted photo

DALLAS TWP. – The Community Fiscal Committee of Staff Council at Misericordia University teamed up with local Mercy Associates and the university’s Campus Ministry to celebrate Mercy Week 2018 by hosting its “Stuff the Bus” project in support of the Domestic Violence Service Center. Filling a small van with items, the group surpassed its goal to collect 175 items in honor of the 175th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy coming to the United States.

Among the items collected were new blankets, towels and washcloths, women’s clothing, personal care products, diapers and baby care products, kitchenware, cereal, first aid items and sheets. The 2018 donation was more than double what had been collected in previous years.

“Stuff the Bus” is one of a number of events held annually on campus in recognition of Mercy Week, which was celebrated Sept. 23-28. Mercy Week honors the Religious Sisters of Mercy, the founders of Misericordia University, who opened the doors to the institution of higher education on Sept. 24, 1924. Throughout Mercy Week, events addressed the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, including Earth sustainability, immigration, women and children, nonviolence and racism.

The Misericordia University Community Fiscal Committee and Mercy Associates collected supplies for women and children at the Domestic Violence Service Center as part of the annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ project for Mercy Week. Participating in the drive are, from left, first row, Jennifer Cory, tutoring center coordinator, Student Success Center; Sue Lazur, administrative assistant, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library; Jolene Miraglia, administrative assistant, Occupational Therapy Department; Elizabeth Pedro, technical administrator, Information Technology; Michael Hilstolsky, senior user services technician, Information Technology, and Jeanne VanDuzer, campaign coordinator, University Advancemen. Second row, Misericordia cheerleaders Samantha Olcott, Monroe Twp., N.J., Stephanie Monforte, Staten Island, N.Y.; Nicolette Bagoly, Reading, Pa.; Samantha Miller, Coplay, Pa.; Jenna Chilcote, Millville, Pa.; and Rya Morgan, Nazareth, Pa. Third row, Josephine Dougherty, receptionist, Admissions; Renee Cotton, student Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program; Tom Sweetz, instructor, Department of Business; Lori Ianni, advocate/counselor, Domestic Violence Service Center; Lindsey Riddell, community outreach coordinator, Campus Ministry; Georgia Young, administrative assistant, Campus Ministry; Laura Angeline, administrative assistant, Residence Life; Leslie Risko, staff accountant; David Pasquini, coordinator, Enrollment Marketing, and Donna Cerza, director of Admissions. Absent at the time of the photo was Darcy Brodmerkel.
https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Stuff-the-Bus.jpgThe Misericordia University Community Fiscal Committee and Mercy Associates collected supplies for women and children at the Domestic Violence Service Center as part of the annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ project for Mercy Week. Participating in the drive are, from left, first row, Jennifer Cory, tutoring center coordinator, Student Success Center; Sue Lazur, administrative assistant, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library; Jolene Miraglia, administrative assistant, Occupational Therapy Department; Elizabeth Pedro, technical administrator, Information Technology; Michael Hilstolsky, senior user services technician, Information Technology, and Jeanne VanDuzer, campaign coordinator, University Advancemen. Second row, Misericordia cheerleaders Samantha Olcott, Monroe Twp., N.J., Stephanie Monforte, Staten Island, N.Y.; Nicolette Bagoly, Reading, Pa.; Samantha Miller, Coplay, Pa.; Jenna Chilcote, Millville, Pa.; and Rya Morgan, Nazareth, Pa. Third row, Josephine Dougherty, receptionist, Admissions; Renee Cotton, student Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program; Tom Sweetz, instructor, Department of Business; Lori Ianni, advocate/counselor, Domestic Violence Service Center; Lindsey Riddell, community outreach coordinator, Campus Ministry; Georgia Young, administrative assistant, Campus Ministry; Laura Angeline, administrative assistant, Residence Life; Leslie Risko, staff accountant; David Pasquini, coordinator, Enrollment Marketing, and Donna Cerza, director of Admissions. Absent at the time of the photo was Darcy Brodmerkel. Submitted photo