Service & Justice Trips Leadership Teams Archive

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The CCSJ’s Annual Soup Luncheon and Auctions

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Support the Service & Justice Trips Program at the annual:

SOUP LUNCHEON AND AUCTIONS

Friday, February 13th
Harper Center Ballroom

Silent Auction begins at 11 am
Lunch begins at 11:30 am
Oral Auction begins at 12:10 pm

Auction Items: Two Southwest Airlines Tickets, “Suite” view at CenturyLink Center for Men’s Basketball, Disney World tickets, Sports Illustrated and Bulls hats autographed by Doug McDermott, basketball autographed by CU Men’s Team, Golf Package with Mary Chase, “Suite” view at Morrison Stadium for Men’s Soccer, restaurant gift certificates, art and much more! View last year’s oral and silent auction descriptions and pictures here.  Check back for an updated list as the date approaches.  

Tickets & Reservations: A limited number of individual tickets will be available for $20. Tables of 10 reserved by January 20 may be purchased for $150. Tickets purchased after January 20 are $175. This comes with all-you-care-to-eat soup, bread, and drinks all accompanied by the personal service of one of our lovely students. A reserved table is perfect for a department, student organization, business, family and friends, etc.  To reserve your table today, contact Wendy Maliszewski at 402-280-1290 or wendymal@creighton.edu (Cash, Credit, Check, and Journal Transfers). Reservations must be made and paid for by Friday, February 6th.

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Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Sean Awakuni

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Hello everyone!  My name is Sean and I was born and raised in Waipahu, HI.  I am one of many biology majors and I also intend to one day go to medical school. Before medical school, however, I hope to spend a year or two serving abroad, preferably in Central or South America.  I am the baby of my family, with an older brother, an older sister, and silly corgi named Kobe.  I also have 3 nephews and 1 niece, each of whom refers to me as “Uncle Sean.”  I have many hobbies including cooking, attempting to sing, telling cheesy jokes, and doing imitations.  During the spring of 2011, I went on my very first service trip to Sioux City, IA, where we helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity.  This was by far one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had throughout my time here at Creighton.  I had done community service in high school, but never before I had I even thought about things like justice, solidarity, or sustainability.  With a desire to learn and experience more, I participated in another trip to New Orleans, LA, and coordinated two trips to Omaha, NE, and Stroud, OK.  Service trips have been a very important and special part of my time at Creighton.  I’m extremely excited to work on the Service and Justice CORE Team this year!

Lauren Brown

Student Coordinator/Service & Justice Trips Core Team

I am a senior Biology major and Business Administration minor from Honolulu, Hawaii. I got involved with the CCSJ my Freshmen year when I participated in the Omaha Sustainability Service and Justice Trip over Fall Break. During the spring of my Sophomore year I studied abroad in the Dominican Republic through the Encuentro Dominicano program. I look forward to returning to campus this year and continuing to learn and serve others within the Omaha community as well as across the United States. I am excited to be apart of the CCSJ family again this year and look forward to meeting and developing relationships with people. I am also looking forward to the opportunities that will be presented to me within the CCSJ and everything else the year holds in store for me!

 

Katie Garrity

Student Coordinator/ Service & Justice Trips Core Team

 

Hi! My name is Katie Garrity and I am a senior Social Work major from Northbrook, IL. I love being outside, running, laughing and eating ice cream. I am really looking forward to being a part of the Service and Justice Trips Core Team this year!  I first got involved with the CCSJ my freshman year and have been fortunate to have a wealth of experiences through this office. Through weekly service sites and service trips, my eyes and heart have been opened to so many new people and places. I’m so excited to continue learning and loving with all the wonderful people in the office this year!

 

 

Laura Jablonski

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Laura Jablonski was born in her favorite city: the beautiful St. Louis, Missouri. When not dancing in her room, playing dress up, and saying hello to strangers, Laura diligently studies marketing and social entrepreneurship. She’s been hooked on CCSJ service trips since her first trip as a freshman. Laura hopes to showcase and strengthen her writing, recruitment, and advertising skills through her work in the CCSJ.

Rachel Kuntz

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

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Hi! I’m from Eagan, MN (just outside of St. Paul). I’m a Biochemistry major and History minor. My first experience with the CCSJ was on a Fall Break service trip to El Paso, TX where I was able to talk to meet with undocumented workers and those who serve them, go to immigration court, and talk with border patrol. I’m extremely excited for this year on Service Trips Core Team and can’t wait to meet all the new people going on service trips, and catch up with the old. I’m hoping it will be a part of my life that I can cherish forever and that I will have experiences that will help me when I’m (hopefully) a Physician and that will help me become a better citizen of the world.

 

 

Mary Clare Lally

Service & Justice Trips Core Team
Lally, Mary C.Originally from the suburbs of Saint Louis, MO, I chose to attend Creighton University seeking a liberal arts education and self-determination. My involvement with the CCSJ Fall and Spring Break Service Trips and the Cortina Community has played a significant role in the success of both objectives. My first service trip to South Omaha in the spring of 2011 changed me. Prior to my freshman year, I had always enjoyed service, but understanding the justice component of the service done at Pixan Ixim and OneWorld conveyed to me the social justice issues occurring in our world. I have since found it my civic duty to educate myself by following current events and remaining involved with service and justice trips.  I am a senior majoring in Business Management and Theology. I hope to work as an ethical businesswoman in the future, making use of the skills I have learned from the College of Business to serve a nonprofit.  I could not be more honored to be on the CCSJ’s leadership team for this school year. I look forward to learning about myself, my peers, and the world around me, while playing an active role in the 2013-2014 CCSJ service and justice trips.

Jeannie Ngo

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

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Hello! My name is Jeannie Ngo, and I am a Chemistry major and Spanish and Hispanic Studies minor from Boise, Idaho (land of the potatoes!). I first became involved with the CCSJ as a freshman when I participated on a trip to Mason Apartments, here in Omaha. Ever since, I have been a service trip enthusiast! I have gone on trips to Chicago, Denver, and Siena-Francis in Omaha. The people and experiences I have encountered on these trips are absolutely indescribable. With the urge to become more involved, I applied for the Service & Justice Trips Core Team. I know this year will smiles and new experiences. I’m so excited to be a part of the CCSJ mission and look forward to an incredible year!

 

 

Katherine Osterman

Student Coordinator/Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Hey! I am from St. Louis, Missouri and excited, but a little scared at already being a senior this year. I am a double major in Mathematics and Applied Physical Analysis with a dance minor tagged on just for fun. I love spending time doing any type of dance including Swing Dance. I also enjoy being outside and travelling to new places. In spring 2012, I spent a semester in Glasgow, Scotland and found some time to venture out to other places in Europe. After two service trips to Sioux City, IA and Winnebago, NE, I knew I wanted to get more involved and become a bigger part of the CCSJ community. So last year I coordinated two service trips: one to West Virginia and one to Lincoln, NE. I also worked in the office last year as a part of communications team, putting together the Weekly Update, and coordinating Pixan Ixim weekly service site. This year, I am excited to continue this work and also become a part of Service Trips Core Team.

 

Kate Pitz

Student Coordinator/Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Kate PitzHello friends! I am a senior Biology major with Spanish, and Justice and Peace Studies minors from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I love to dance, sing, and read! I also love to travel and experience new places whether through service trips or abroad. I got involved with the CCSJ through Service Trips going to White Violet, Omaha, Chicago,and El Paso.  My experiences through service trips, cortina, and ignatian family teach-in have significantly influenced my time at Creighton and combined with my love to understand human physiology I hope to work as a physician for healthcare equality and justice in the U.S. and abroad when I graduate. I look forward to being part of the CCSJ staff this upcoming year, learning new things with so many great people!

 

Becky Roselle

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

RoselleSalutations! I am the youngest member of the delightful Roselle clan and grew up in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. While at Creighton I have been pursuing my degree in Elementary and Special Education and I look forward to being the best teacher I can be! I first got involved with the CCSJ my freshman year and went on a service trip to Chicago to work with a beautiful group of Sisters. Since then I have participated in a border immersion trip to El Paso and coordinated a thrilling trip to Albuquerque to live with Catholic Workers. I am passionate about laughter, affecting change in the world, smiles, education, music, faith, and of course thrifting! I am unbelievably blessed to be a member of the CCSJ team and I know it is going to be a fantabulous year! WOO WOO :)

 

Marshall Schroeder

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

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Age: 21
Hometown: Hawaii Kai, Hawaii
Favorite Phrase: The Beginning is near
Why are you here: Coming from Honolulu Hawaii, I have always had a great passion for not only the local food but also the culture. The Hawaiian culture guides my life and has instilled me with its morals. One of the greatest morals is lōkahi or unity and being for and with others. It is this principle that has guided my life and has put me on the path toward mutual assistance as a career goal in mind. It is because of lōkahi that I am at Creighton and the main reason why I am here at the CCSJ. They emancipate the values of Hawaii and are an extension of not only my culture but and extension of my values and a extension of myself. IMUA (Go Forward)

 

Jessica Stoner

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Jessica StonerI am an Exercise Science major wanting to pursue a career in physical therapy from Peterson, IA. Coming from a small town, I have learned to appreciate and love a close community. I have continued to find this type of community during my time at Creighton. I first got involved in the CCSJ during my spring semester of freshman year when I went on a service and justice trip to Sioux City, IA  to work with Habitat for Humanity. Since then I have had the opportunity to go on trips to Montgomery, AL and New Orleans, LA, and to serve the Omaha community at weekly service sites. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences, getting others excited about service, and expanding my community.

Kelly Sullivan

Service & Justice Trips Core Team/Ignition Advocacy Team

Kelly SullivanHi! I am a senior Justice and Society major with minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Spanish. I am from DeKalb, IL and have a wonderful, loving family. One of the reasons I decided to come to Creighton was because of the service opportunities they had, so I became involved with the CCSJ very early and went on my first service trip to South Omaha in the fall of my freshman year. Since then, I have been to the Columban House in El Paso, TX, and have led a trip to Shadowbrook Farms in Lincoln, NE. Through these experiences, my passion for immigration, sustainability, and poverty has greatly deepened. Because of these growing interests, I participated in the Ignatian Family Teach-In in Fall 2012. I also studied abroad in the Dominican Republic in Spring 2013 where I encountered a very different type of service. I hope to use all of these experiences to better serve those in the Omaha community and to spread the word of how rewarding service can be!

Kelsey Thies

Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Kelsey ThiesMy name is Kelsey and I am from Sufu, Sodak (That’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for the non-dakotans). I am #4 of 5 children and am a proud auntie of 2 adorable nephews (and another on the way).  I am a Biology major/Spanish minor on the Pre-Med track. Someday I would like to be a bilingual, socially conscientious physician for the underserved. I love baking, drawing, and camping, but Brussels sprouts and golf (separately or together) are not my thing. Being a part of the Cortina community my sophomore year was my first intense engagement into service and justice. As a sophomore, I also went on my first CCSJ service trip to Chicago, IL, and got a taste of the amazing experiences the CCSJ exposes students to. Since then, I have been on 3 other trips around the Midwest, and I am thrilled to continue my growth and involvement in the CCSJ!!

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Service and Justice Trips Core Team 2012-2013

Jhulan Banago


I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri (home to the Kansas City Chiefs!) I have one brother that I love dearly. I am a senior Biology major on a Pre-Med track. I enjoy doing many different things. I love sports. I love to travel. I’ve been to the Philippines, Canada, and all over the US of A. I love music. I hate roller coasters. I love the Dark Knight and so does Colin McDonald.

I have done service throughout my life, but I got involved in the CCSJ for the first time my sophomore year. It all started when I lived on the Cortina Community floor. My first service trip was to Pilsen in Chicago and it was such a great experience. I coordinated the next two service & justice trips I went on to Mason Apartments in Omaha and Stroud, Oklahoma. Both experiences were great and I am very excited to be even more involved in the CCSJ and look forward to the great things we’ll be doing. :)

 

Annie Hagerty

Praxis Spiral

My name is Annie and I’m a senior from St. Louis, Missouri. I am majoring in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education, and am very excited to be working in the CCSJ and being on Core Team for the Service & Justice trips this year. I have been influenced by my volunteer and work experiences at camps for kids with disabilities and by high school trips to La Chinantla, Mexico and Biloxi, Mississippi. Through the CCSJ, I traveled to West Virginia, Sioux City, Chicago, and the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington D.C. I am looking forward to spreading the word on campus about all the CCSJ has to offer and spending quality time in the office!

 

 

Andi Hinnenkamp

 

Hello, my name is Andi Hinnenkamp. I’m from a small town around Wichita, KS and grew up as an only child. Coming to Creighton was a huge change for me, but because of the CCSJ and all of those involved with it, I have felt very comfortable at Creighton. Yet, being involved with the CCSJ, along with the Cortina Community, has pushed me well outside of my old box. Two years ago, I spent the summer in DC interning for NETWORK and learned so much about the political process in action, which is helpful for me as I pursue degrees in political science and history. My largest passions lean toward economic justice and peace, which are so interrelated. I’m excited for this next year in the CCSJ, to get people excited about service but more importantly to push people past just serving but to also advocate for societal changes.

 

 

Jenny Lambrecht

I am from the small town of Sterling, Colorado and am majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Biology. Since freshman year, I have slowly become more involved in service and justice at Creighton. Living in the Cortina Community my Sophomore year was extremely formative for me and caused me to want to be more involved in the service and justice aspect of Creighton. My first Service & Justice Trip was to El Paso, TX after which I was fortunate enough to lead a great group to Sioux City, IA last fall.

I enjoy playing games with my two brothers and spending time with my cousins. Working in the office last year, I was able to co-coordinate the Siena/Francis House weekly service site with two awesome people. Senior year I am blessed to be a part of the Service & Justice Trips Core team with some extraordinary individuals!

Colin McDonald


I grew up in the Great Midwest in the hard-working town of Columbia, MO. I am the oldest of three and have two fun, loving siblings. I am a Psychology major and Biology minor. Currently, my plan is to pursue medical school sometime after graduation. I am very eager to continue the process of learning about justice and being in community with the many diverse people of this world as I work in the CCSJ and am on the Service & Justice Trip Core Team.

My service journey began in the Cortina Community Sophomore year. While in the program I was fortunate enough to go on a CCSJ Service & Justice trip to the Siena/Francis House. The following year I headed west to coordinate a wonderful group of participants to Wind River, Wyoming. I am an avid runner, always up for a game of cards and soak up the time laughing with others. Without hesitation I can say I am very thrilled to be a part of the CCSJ staff and to learn from fellow staff members and individuals involved with the office!

 

Lizzie Philbin


Hi! I am a senior nursing student from Phoenix, Arizona.  I first got involved with the CCSJ during my sophomore year when I went on my first Service & Justice trip to Montgomery, AL. It was such a great experience that I decided to go on another trip in the fall to El Paso, TX and then led a trip to the Omaha Siena/Francis House this past spring. Each trip has been an amazing experience and have inspired me to continue working with the CCSJ. I look forward to working on the Service & Justice Trips Core Team and being able to share my experiences with others.

Aside from service trips, I absolutely love traveling. This past summer I went to the Dominican Republic as a part of the ILAC Medical Program. The prior two summers I spent in Spain and Costa Rica! After I graduate, I would love the opportunity to travel abroad and serve others through nursing.

Mark Shimizu


Aloha. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, but somehow made my way to Nebraska for college. I am a senior, pre-med student majoring in Biology with a Justice and Peace Studies minor. My first experience with the CCSJ was a Service & Justice Trip to Montgomery, AL. I have since led trips to Calhoun City, MS and Sioux City, IA and last summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru. I’m excited to be a part of this amazing organization this year!

 

 

 

Jennifer Steck


Hi there! I am a senior Political Science major with minors in Spanish and Justice and Peace Studies. After willingly leaving the great city of St. Louis, MO (Go Cards!) to come to Nebraska, I found a home in the CCSJ.  I went on my first collegiate service trip my freshman year to St. Mary of the Woods, IN, but that was actually my third service trip. In high school, I went to Reynosa, Mexico and New Orleans, LA, both of which sparked my fondness for service trips. During my time as a part of the Cortina community, I went on two service trips to South Omaha and Chicago. After sophomore year, I spent the month of May studying in Spain, and spent the Fall 2011 semester in Washington D.C., interning at the Center for American Progress. I was fortunate enough to be able to join my Creighton friends when they came to D.C. for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. I am absolutely in love with D.C. and plan on living there someday. I am so excited to be a part of the Service & Justice Trips CORE Team and cannot wait for the adventures that are sure to come!

 

Chris Williams


My name is Chris and I am a senior Theology major with a co-major in Secondary Education. I grew up with my parents and younger brother Nick in the great small town of Spearfish, South Dakota. I was able to be a part of the Cortina community my sophomore year, which exposed me to issues of Social Justice and got me thinking about my role in engaging with these issues. Along with this, my service trips to Mississippi and New Orleans taught me a great deal about the need for love in the world, and inspired me to continue to grow in understanding how I can live a life of love rooted in faith that promotes justice. I am a pretty avid ping-pong player and I enjoy bonfires, movies, reading, being outside, food, and spontaneous adventures. I love laughing, listening to others, and always appreciate a good life chat. I am excited be a student coordinator this year at the CCSJ, especially to get to know some amazing people while growing and learning alongside them!

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Service & Justice Trips Core Team 2011-2012

Maureen Book
Maureen Book I am a senior majoring in Spanish and International Relations, minor in Justice and Peace Studies, and I am originally from St. Louis, MO. I started getting involved with the CCSJ my Freshman year when I went on my first service trip to Pilsen in Chicago. My sophomore year I was a member of the Cortina Community, which gave me so many unforgettable insights into social justice and has continued to motivate me ever since. I enjoy serving weekly at the Pixan Ixim community, which allows me to continue my passion of working with immigrants and speaking Spanish. I also spent a semester studying abroad in Chile my junior year, an indescribable experience that taught me so much about the world and so much about myself. I love doing advocacy work with the CCSJ and I love learning as much as I can about anything and everything. The things that are guaranteed to make me smile are beautiful sunsets, my friends, water fountains, kittens, clean rooms, my Spanish dictionary, sharing baked goods, knee socks, and of course – Harry Potter. I am so excited to be a part of the CCSJ family!
Claire Bowens
Claire Bowens
Hi, I’m Claire! I’m starting my fourth, and unfortunately, final year at Creighton. Over the past three years I have been blessed to have been a part of many amazing organizations and communities on campus, but the CCSJ has been a truly special and essential part of my college experience. After participating in the Encuentro Dominicano program, I sought out the CCSJ to help me continue to live out the values that I acquired in the DR. I began teaching ELL classes at the weekly service site, Pixan Ixim, and got involved in the CCSJ’s service trips. My FBST to El Paso, TX opened my eyes to the injustices of our nation’s immigration policies and inspired me to take action. While in El Paso, I felt called to spend my summer at the Annunciation House serving and living in solidarity with immigrants from Mexico and Central America – http://annunciationhouse.org/. After an absolutely incredible and transformative summer, I am SO excited to start working in the CCSJ! I can’t wait to share my experiences and learn from those of my passionate and dynamic community members.
Kelsey Cullinan
Kelsey Cullinan Passionate, hard working and determined would be three words that describe me. I grew up in Altoona, IA – the oldest of six children. Currently, I am a senior, Pre-Med, majoring in German and Medical Anthropology with a minor in Biology, and possibly Public Health. I greatly enjoy traveling, being outside and working with children.
Laura Green
Laura Green Why hello there. My name is Laura and I am from St. Louis, MO. I’m a Social Work major with a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. Since participating in immersion trips to La Chinantla, Mexico in high school, my passion for service and justice has only grown stronger. For five years I have been a camp counselor for children with physical and mental disabilities and just finished my second year at a residential, Jewish camp at Lake of the Ozarks! It has brought about incredible relationships and friendships! I LOVE being outside, camping, and swaying in hammocks. Also, get this! I have a twin that works in the CCSJ too and we are identical! I had a year full of community, laughter, and growth in this office and can only hope for another great one this year especially as I join the Service & Justice Trips CORE Team.
Kate Kogler
Kate Kogler
Hello! My name is Kate and I am going into my last year at Creighton. It has been a wonderful journey so far and I am excited to be a part of the CCSJ community this year through Core Team. I am an Exercise Science major, a Biblical Studies minor, and I am in the process of applying to physical therapy school! I have been on three different service trips through the CCSJ and they have been an integral part of my college experience. I went to Stroud, OK; Okolona, MS; and St. Mary of the Woods, IN. These trips have shaped my life in amazing ways and I am so excited to be a part of the process on Core Team and facilitate other student’s experiences. I enjoy being by the beach, any form of dessert, and a good book. Ideally, I enjoy a good book while eating dessert at the beach!
Melissa List
Melissa List
Well hello! I grew up off-the-grid on my family farm outside Granville, IA (population: less than 400). I am senior Nursing major with the intent to pursue a Nurse Practitioner program in the near future. Upon arriving at Creighton I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Columbus, GA. This experience was the starting point for me in my awareness and pursuit of social justice. Throughout my time at Creighton, I have been blessed with many opportunities to enter into community and service through involvement in the Freshmen Leadership Program, Cortina Program, and my wonderful Service & Justice Trip experience to Pixan Ixim in South Omaha and leading a trip to Denver, CO with the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers last spring. This summer only furthered my drive to work for social justice as I spent 6 weeks in the Dominican Republic working as a campo clinic nurse through Creighton’s ILAC Program. In my free time I love spending time with my Daisy Girl Scouts at Kellom Elementary and teaching Sunday School at St. John’s on campus. My guilty pleasures in life are coffee, chocolate and, as a nursing student, being asked to investigate my friend’s ailments at any given time (regardless of my apparent lack of experience). I simply cannot wait for an amazing year with the CCSJ and sincerely hope you give in to your curiosity and come visit the office!
Mike Rios
Mike Rios Hailing from the Western Chicago suburb of Aurora, Illinois, I am a senior Theology major, biology minor, pursuing a Physician’s Assistant program after graduation. Sophomore year I was in Cortina and last year I worked as a Campus Ministry Intern, learning an incredible amount about what they do, how it works, and the vocation of ministry as a whole. I have led a Service Trip to Montgomery, AL and have been a participant to Albuquerque, NM and Sioux City, IA. I am involved in work with Tiny Hands International, a non-profit organization working to combat human trafficking in Nepal, with which I traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal for 6 weeks this summer to volunteer. I believe in the healing power of music and I’ve played guitar since I was 9. Laughter and a good sense of humor are things I treasure in myself and in others, I may or may not be addicted to caffeine, and I always enjoy a good bowl of Rice Krispie TREAT Cereal (there is a difference, I assure you). I’m undoubtedly looking forward to an amazing year!
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Service & Justice Associates 2011-2012

Chris Boitano
Chris Boitano
I am a senior Biology major from the greatest city in the lower 48: Tacoma, WA. My adventures through Creighton have led me to Pine Ridge and Rosebud, SD, Chicago, IL, El Paso, TX, Mobile, AL, and the Dominican Republic. Over time I have found a passion for human rights in the developing world, specifically workers’ wages. I enjoy walking with people as they become aware of how their lives affect people all over the world. I look forward to spending time in the CCSJ this year as well as being a resident advisor in Kiewit Hall and a CSU representative. I also enjoy running and causing trouble with my friend Ricky the wallaby.
Nick George
Nick George
Que lo que!? The name’s Nick Brady George or just Nick for short. It’s a pleasure to be working for the CCSJ again. In case you would like to know a little more about me, I am a senior form Wichita, KS studying Biology and Spanish with a dash of Public Health. Someday, I hope to work for an NGO as a physician doing international work with a focus on Latin America and the Domincan Republic. I’ve been abroad a few times and have absolutely loved it! If you care to find me around campus, I work with a couple of organizations including Legado de Compasión and Spanish Club. Some of my hobbies are wrangling cattle (as seen to in the photo), playing ultimate frisbee, dominating a game of nerts (or blitz as some like to call it), and jamming to some música latina. Hopefully you will enjoy working with us and the CCSJ, and I can’t wait for an awesome year! Feel free to stop by and chat whenever. We are here for you!
Steph Haas
Steph Haas
I am a senior Exercise Science major from Davenport, Iowa. I love my major, but my passions lie in serving others. Outside of the CCSJ, I am involved in Residence Life as the Assistant Resident Director in Gallagher and the Historian for the Gender and Sexuality Alliance. I love spending time outside and with my friends when I’m not busy, as well as playing and watching sports. I’ve had many outstanding experiences with the CCSJ including but not limited to a service trip each semester since spring 2010. I recently completed a summer internship with Mason Apartments (a Mercy Housing community), where I worked with children and refugees and discovered more about life every day. I live for amplifying happiness and self-worth in others and for Gandhi’s words, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Bill Kusek
Bill Kusek
I am from Albion, NE working on a biology major with a Spanish minor and serve as an RA for Gallagher Hall. I plan to go to optometry school after graduation in May. I love camping, hiking, running, canoeing, taking pictures and spending time outdoors. The Cortina program introduced me to the joy of service and I have been on service trips through the CCSJ to the L’Arche Community in Clinton, Iowa, and Pixan Ixim in Omaha. This past spring I lead a group on a trip to Cleveland, Ohio. I love the people and the work of the CCSJ and am continually hungry to learn about the issues present in society and how I fit in that picture. I am here living, sharing life, and discovering who I am. Come find me anytime to talk or share stupid jokes!
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Service & Justice Trips Core Team

Experienced Service Trip Coordinators (usually seniors) who are interested in the overall organization and leadership of the Service Trips program are eligible for Core Team or Service & Justice Associates positions. Find out more about Core Team Responsibilities 2011-12.

If you are interested, contact Kelly Orbik for more information.

 


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