Alum Service Corps Welcomes 20 Volunteers

The Jesuit-sponsored Alum Service Corps has announced that 20 young men and women will give a year of service to six Jesuit schools of the newly forming U.S. Central and Southern Province of Jesuits. The 2014-15 school year will feature the largest cohort of ASC volunteers in the 24-year history of the province-sponsored program.

“This year’s class of ASC volunteers continues a long tradition of modeling service and living Ignatian spirituality,” said Sean Agniel, provincial assistant for secondary education for the province.

“We select candidates who embody the highest ideals of Jesuit education. Like their predecessors, the members of ASC 24 are terrific examples of young adults who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving, and committed to justice.”

The 20 volunteers graduated from 10 different universities, seven of them sponsored by the Jesuits, with a wide variety of majors. More than half of them attended both a Jesuit high school and a Jesuit university. The group boasts an average GPA of 3.66, and they bring an impressive breadth of experience in leadership activities and service at home and abroad.

The members of ASC 24 will meet each other in person for the first time at their two-week orientation that begins in mid-July outside of St. Louis. Following their orientation, they will move into residences provided specifically for them by their schools, and they will begin preparing on-site for their responsibilities such as teaching, coaching, tutoring, and working closely with students throughout the school.

The Alum Service Corps is a post-collegiate service program for graduates of Jesuit high schools or universities sponsored by the Jesuits of the Missouri Province (soon to be the U.S. Central and Southern Province). ASC volunteers teach at a school of the province, live in community with other ASC volunteers, and join the Jesuit community once a week for Mass and dinner. ASC volunteers gather together from across three cities for Ignatian retreats throughout the year. To learn more, visit

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