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Smith Fellow Summer 2018

The Office of Mission and Ministry is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P. Student Fellowships for Study and Service Abroad.

This competitive program for study and service abroad is awarded to rising juniors and seniors and is designed to encourage highly motivated students to deepen their acquaintance with the Catholic and Dominican intellectual tradition and the ethos of Christian Service, and to introduce them to the breadth and richness of the church universal.

The names of the recipients, travel location and breadth of service are listed below.

If you would like to access a Smith Fellow’s Blog, please click on their name and it will take you to their personal blog.

  • Daniel A. Arteaga, (’19) – Honiara, Solomon Islands to work with Archbishop Christopher Cardone, O.P., and the Dominican Province of the Assumption (Australia and the south-western Pacific region) teaching English and computer skills to students at the nearby secondary school.
  • Emily Ascherl, (’20) – Tucumán, Argentina to work with the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Name of Jesus teaching English classes at various grade levels in the community.
  • Luciana Borrelli (’20) – Montebello, South Africa to work with the Dominican Sisters of Montebello in the community High School as well as volunteering and offering support to the children at the Vianney Children’s Home.
  • Julia Gaffney (’20) – Tucumán, Argentina to work with the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Name of Jesus teaching English classes at various grade levels in the community.
  • Thomas Heavren (’19) – Honiara, Solomon Islands to work with Archbishop Christopher Cardone, O.P., and the Dominican Province of the Assumption (Australia and the south-western Pacific region) teaching English and computer skills to students at the nearby secondary school.
  • Grace Koonce (’20) – Sydney, Australia and Honiara, Solomon Islands to work with the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia and the Solomon Islands at St. Lucy’s School assisting individuals with special needs, and at the vicariate in Honiara working with school age children.
  • John M. Murphy (’20) – Rivas, Nicaragua to work with Father Carlos Aldana and the Dominican Friars at the Colegio Santo Domingo de Guzman school teaching students English as well as contribute to the school’s mission to create environmental consciousness in the students.
  • Sophie Palopoli (’19) – Ndola, Zambia to work with the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. assisting in the hospital and ministering to families in the village.
  • Adrianna Perry (’20) – Sydney, Australia to work with the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia at St. Lucy’s School assisting individuals with special needs.