Volunteer Spirit Ignites to Honor New College President

Members of Felician College’s faculty, staff, administration, Sisters and student body truly exemplified the Franciscan spirit when they participated in the Days of Service in honor of President Anne Prisco.

“I am so appreciative and really touched by all these wonderful folks who gave up their free time to volunteer out in the community,” said Dr. Prisco, who visited each of the sites. “This is what we are all about here at Felician College.”

Dr. George Abaunza, of the Philosophy Department, organized the two days of volunteer service, which were held February 23 and March 9. He stated that more than 200 volunteers participated in the various events over the two days.

The sites of service included the Kip Senior Center, Rutherford, where volunteers assisted with bingo and serving lunch; St. Peter’s Haven Food Pantry, Clifton, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Hillside, where volunteers sorted food donations for the needy and packaged donation mailers; and St. Ignatius Nursing Home, Philadelphia.

Painting and other “sprucing up” projects took place in various buildings on the Rutherford and Lodi campuses.

The Days of Service were scheduled as part of Dr. Prisco’s Inauguration Week of special events. She will be officially installed as Felician College’s fifth president on Friday, March 15.