My Story of Service

Stories of Service

A Woman For Others - Jennifer Sloat '15
Location: Chesterland, Ohio
Through service I am working towards recognizing the importance of meeting immediate needs of certain people and the environment, which ultimately is working towards building human dignity through my service. Read more

Developing Leaders - Patricia Cracchiolo '90
Location: Raleigh, NC
I want to promote and explain to prospective high school students that are looking to JCU as a possible college of choice. Read more

Hometown Hero - Curtis Walker '13
Location: Cleveland, OH
Each day, I embrace the opportunity to educate our bright, young minds in a community that I call home. Read more

Humility of Mary – Year of Service - Lauren Penkala '13
Location: Cleveland, OH
I serve because that's what gets me out of bed in the morning. Read more

Knowledge is Power - Marcie Bockbrader, MD PhD '95
Location: Columbus, OH
If you had asked me when I was at Carroll if I would enjoy a career taking care of patients with stroke, spinal cord and brain injury, I'm sure I would have looked at you like you were speaking Russian. Read more

Mentoring is a two-way street - Larry Oskowski '93
Location: Cleveland, OH
I am always looking for ways to help students and young professionals succeed. Read more

My Contribution to Life - Peter R. Bernardo '67
Location: Cleveland, OH
I have always felt that life is a little easier for everyone if everyone carries part of the load. Read more

New Orleans - Tom Reilley '99
Location: North Ridgeville, OH
My wife and I have served as leaders on the New Orleans immersion trip for the last six years. Read more

Parenting, A Class of Its Own - Mariann Bolton '83
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
I serve as a small way to give back for all of the many blessings that God has showered in my life. Read more

Paying Homage to My Great Teachers - John Jackson '13
Location: Oakland, CA
Service has always been a part of my life, but it was my experiences at John Carroll that made me want to pursue a service oriented endeavor after graduation. Read more

Paying it Forward - Jim Ohradzansky '67
Location: Austin, Texas
I have been extremely blessed and have a need to repay in some way. Read more

Play - Ray Buchanan '61
Location: Fairport. NY
I got into this seven years ago with a bunch of parishioners after we finished a social justice program called Just Faith. Read more

Privileged to Serve - Cheri Slattery Faculty/Staff
Location: Cleveland, OH
Many, many years ago, I was drawn to Womankind after seeing the pain and struggle that couples and single women face with an untimely pregnancy. Read more

To whom much is given… - Dan Bender 2003
Location: Cleveland, OH
When I was growing up, my now late father often echoed the words of Jesus that "to whom much is given, much is expected." I have been blessed beyond measure in my life so it is imperative that give of my time and talents for the greater good. Read more

Together we CAN make a difference… - Maura F. Jochum '11, '14G
Location: Cleveland, OH
I serve to express my gratitude for all the blessings in my life. Read more

Volunteer at PAWS Chicago - Dr. Valarie Vukelic '03
Location: Chicago, IL
I serve once weekly at PAWS Chicago, a no kill animal shelter in Chicago that is working hard to build a no kill city . Read more