SVC Contingent Takes Part in March for Life

by Public Relations | Jan 29, 2020
 March for Life SVC student group

LATROBE, PA – On Friday, Jan. 24, more than 70 students and representatives from Saint Vincent College took part in the annual National March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the SVC Respect for Life Club, the Saint Vincent students were also joined by a contingent of students from Seton Hill University in taking part in the largest annual pro-life rally in the world.

Saint Vincent College president Father Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B., Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Greensburg Catholic Diocese, as well as a number of seminarians and Benedictines from the Saint Vincent Archabbey also took part with the College’s contingent.

The Saint Vincent College student participants included:

  • Jessica Ackerman, senior English major from North Huntingdon.
  • David Anadale, a freshman philosophy and politics major from Emmitsburg, Maryland.
  • Mary Anand, a junior biochemistry major from Wexford
  • Lucille Bujdos, a senior education major from Indiana
  • Samuel Cancilla, a sophomore accounting major from Lancaster
  • Morgan Casto, a senior biology major from Johnstown
  • Mary Conn, a freshman philosophy and theology major from Doylestown
  • Kyle Coombe, a sophomore criminology law and society major from Daleville, Virginia
  • Veronica Cornejo, a freshman psychology major from Harrisburg
  • Myrissa Donaldson, a freshman theology major from West Middlesex
  • Miriam Donovan, an undeclared freshman from Winchester, Virginia
  • Ray Duffy, a freshman history education major from Bexley, Ohio
  • Kaitlin Essig, a senior environmental science major from Ligonier
  • Connor Evans, a senior management major from Latrobe
  • Bethany Fritsch, a freshman communication major from Baden
  • Alexandra Gerstel, a junior international business major from Greensburg
  • Shane Gregory, a sophomore history education major from Brandywine, Maryland.
  • Elizabeth Hall, a junior accounting major from Carlisle
  • Joseph Heldrich, a sophomore political science major from Red Lion
  • Laura Horn, a freshman history education major from Reading
  • Zelie-Marie Hummer, a senior chemistry major from Leola
  • Paul Kengor, a senior philosophy major from Grove City
  • William Keough, a junior biology major from Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Alex Kidwell, a senior chemistry major from Cumberland, Maryland
  • Melissa Koshute, a senior accounting major from Beaver
  • Andrew Kunz, a freshman undeclared business major from Cranberry Township
  • Joseph LaForest, a sophomore public policy major from Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Genevieve LaFosse, a freshman Benedictine Leadership Studies major from Latrobe
  • Madeline Leya, a senior accounting major from Jefferson Hills
  • Johnpaul Maier, a senior management major from Memphis, New York
  • Christopher Maier, a sophomore philosophy and psychology major from Memphis, New York.
  • Justin Massetto, a sophomore music performance major from Murrysville
  • Julia Mathias, a freshman biology major from York
  • Jonathan Meilaender, a junior politics major from Houghton, New York
  • Emily Merovich, a freshman early childhood education major from Huntingdon
  • Marisa Metropoulos, a sophomore early childhood education major from Aliquippa
  • Ruth Milne, a freshman chemistry major from Northfield, Vermont
  • Jenny Myers, a senior graphic design major from Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Caroline Nelson, a senior psychology major from Jefferson, Maryland
  • Caleb Olsen, a junior politics major from Delta
  • Berti Papp, a junior Benedictine Leadership Studies Major from Budapest, Hungary
  • Mary Popp, a junior politics major from Arnold. Maryland
  • Nina Porfiri, a junior management major from Huntingtown, Maryland.
  • Anthony Pouloit, a freshman computer science major from Connellsville
  • Austin Reder, a senior engineering major from Wexford
  • Jimmy Rosa, a senior politics and philosophy major from Odenton, Maryland.
  • Jay Ryan-Sammons, a sophomore undeclared major from Arnold, Maryland
  • Julia Sarnowski, a freshman Benedictine Leadership Studies major from Bridgeville
  • Camden Sarver, a junior finance major from Gibsonia
  • Jamie Sherry, a senior marketing major from Brockway
  • Christina Sible, a junior accounting major from Coraopolis
  • Isabell Sicree, a sophomore English major from Boalsburg
  • Clair Sirofchuck, a sophomore English major from Ligonier
  • Kendra Smithbauer, a sophomore marketing major from St. Marys
  • Thomas Syphan, a junior biochemistry major from New Florence
  • Katherine Traeger, a senior chemistry major from New Alexandria
  • An Tran, a junior politics major from Camp Hill
  • Phil Tran, a junior philosophy and theology major from Downingtown
  • Anthony Vanden Berk, a sophomore computer science major from Latrobe
  • Theresa Vanden Berk, a senior biology major from Latrobe
  • Theresa Wagner, a junior psychology major from Frederick, Maryland
  • Karleigh Wayne, a freshman early childhood education major from New Cumberland
  • Maura Williams, a senior mathematics major from New Wilmington
  • Teresa Zambotti, a junior criminology law and society major from Halethorpe, Maryland

Joining the students were faculty members Dr. Lucas Briola, assistant professor of theology; Dr. Michael Krom, professor of philosophy; Father Killian Loch, director of Saint Vincent College Campus Ministry; and Dr. Dan Vanden Berk, associate professor of physics. 

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PHOTO (By Jimmy Rosa): More than 80 Saint Vincent College students, faculty, staff and administrators took part in the 2020 National March for Life in Washington, D.C.

A full photo gallery of SVC's trip to the March for Life can be found on the Saint Vincent College Flickr account.

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