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Eighty SVC Students to Participate in March for Life

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Posted: Monday Jan 20, 2014

Jan. 20, 2013

Eighty Saint Vincent College students will participate in the 41st annual March for Life on Wednesday, Jan. 22 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Under the direction of coordinator Kayla Stadelman of the Saint Vincent College Respect for Life Club, the group will travel by bus accompanied by Fr. Jean-Luc Zadroga, O.S.B., campus minister, and Mimika Garesche, associate director of spiritual formation. The Saint Vincent delegation is sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry in cooperation with the campus chapter of the Knights of Columbus and the Respect Life Club.

One group of students will leave Tuesday evening and attend the rally at the Verizon Center. Another group will depart early Wednesday morning.

The March for Life, which has been held every year on the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decisions that overturned all state laws against abortion, will begin with a noon rally and be followed by a march down the Mall to the Capitol and Supreme Court.

The Saint Vincent group will join with tens of thousands of abortion protestors including about 6,000 marchers from southwestern Pennsylvania.

Saint Vincent College student participants will include Erika Anstead, a senior biology major from Potomac, Md.; Veronica Arndt, a freshman undecided major from Vinemont, Ala.; Julianne Bartko, a senior communication major from McKeesport; Catherine Bellich, a junior management major from Cranberry Township; John Bonacchi, a sophomore history major from Pittsburgh (15236); Jacob Boros, a sophomore history major from Big Prairie, Ohio; Anna Christy, a junior environmental science major from Sarver; Ryan Coyne, a senior philosophy and theology major from Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Alaina D’Aloiso, a freshman early childhood education major from Pittsburgh (15241); Benjamin Daghir, a junior history education major from St. Marys; Luke Daghir, a junior early childhood education major from St. Marys; Kathleen Dillon, a sophomore computing and information science major from North Huntingdon; Emily Fisher, a junior physical therapy major from Monroeville; John Flynn, a freshman international business major from Valencia; Sarah Formica, a senior computing and information science major from Elizabeth; Emily Frederick, a freshman psychology major from Altoona; Mary Galiardi, a freshman psychology major from Glenshaw; Caitlyn Gess, a sophomore early childhood education major from Jeannette; Paige Gibbons, a senior early childhood education major from Elverson; Benjamin Grassi, a sophomore management major from Pittsburgh (15025); Tamas Hakkel, a freshman undecided major from Latrobe; Emma Hamling, a sophomore art education major from North Haven, Conn.; Kevin Hein, a freshman mathematics/engineering major from Cranberry Township; Anna Hillman, a freshman middle grade education major from Williamsport; Melony Hurlburt, a freshman middle grade education major from Baden; Aron Kaplar, a freshman undecided major from Latrobe; Elisabeth Karnes, a junior history education major from Washington; Patrick Kenna, a junior management major from Chantilly, Va.; Jessica Kissel, a sophomore English major from Latrobe; Kathryn Klawinski, a sophomore middle grade education major from New Kensington; Michelle Koenig, a senior history major from Avella; Catherine Kohler, a junior communication major from Derwood, Md.; Sara Krug, a junior communication major from St. Marys; James Kuniega, a freshman political science major from Harrisburg; Maria Lang, a junior studio arts major from DuBois; David Lebair, a freshman criminology, law and society major from Glenwood, Md.; Megan Lucas, a senior psychology major from Woodstock, Md.; Molly McCloskey, a junior biology major from Kenmore, Wash.; John Meyerhofer, a sophomore chemistry major from Leesburg, Va.; John Mitrik, a junior computing and information science major from Charleston, W. Va.; Joni Mulvaney, a sophomore art education major from Bakerstown; Anne Mulloy, a freshman business major from Fredericksburg, Va.; Evan Neely, a junior management major from Franklin; Michael Nolan, a sophomore business major from Pittsburgh (15202); Patrick O’Reilly, a junior marketing major from Johnstown; Shannon O’Reilly, a freshman undecided major from Johnstown; Michael Parisi, a senior theology major from Reading; Samantha Pashel, a senior early childhood education major from Pittsburgh (15203); Megan Paullet, a freshman early childhood education major from Vandergrift; Andrew Razanauskas, a senior finance major from Zelienople; Sarah Riffon, a sophomore theology major from Westover, W.Va.; Sarah Robbins, a junior marketing major from Duncansville; Timothy Robbins, a freshman physics major from Harrisburg; Emily Rosati, a senior English major from Oakdale; Elizabeth Ross, a freshman biology major from Wading River, N.Y.; Brody Ruffner, a junior psychology major from Newton, N.C.; Allen Sant, a sophomore computing and information science major from Mount Vernon, Ohio; Emily Samara, a freshman biology major from Olney, Md; Katherine Scanlon, a junior communication major from Lexington, Ky.; Jacob Sheehan, a sophomore philosophy and theology major from Avon Lake, Ohio; Steve Sherman, a senior political science major from Butler; Eric Shearer, a junior mathematics/engineering major from Connellsville; Helena Shoplik, a sophomore psychology major from Pittsburgh (15228); Stacie Sikora, a senior English major from Pittsburgh (15210); Hannah Smereczniak, a freshman political science major from Canonsburg; Michelle Smith, a sophomore psychology major from Indiana; Maria Solomond, a senior computing and information science major from Wexford; Kayla Stadelman, a senior psychology major from Pittsburgh (15210); Lauren Stanley, a senior history major from Belle Vernon; Andrew Strezo, a sophomore accounting major from Indiana; Shannon Tantlinger, a sophomore accounting major from Bolivar; Jonathan Vega, a senior computing and information science major from Fairfax, Va.; Mike Villavicencio, a senior music major from Jersey City, N.J.; Sarah Wallerstedt, a freshman physical therapy major from Rockville, Md.; Rachel Wheeler, a freshman studio arts major from Oil City; Beth Anne Wieber, a senior chemistry major from Sykesville, Md.; Natalie Woodruff, a senior art education major from Ringoes, N.J.; and Mary Yeckley, a freshman physics major from Greensburg (15601).

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