The Service Plunge provides a select group of first-year students with the opportunity to create lasting bonds throughout their college career by participating in service projects, team-building experiences and leadership development activities.
A yearlong commitment, the Service Plunge begins with a one-month "Get to Know Newport" experience, which includes one service or social activity each week. During Columbus Day weekend, students will retreat to a local campground, where activities could include a ropes course, forestry cleanup and serving dinner at a local shelter.
Service Plunge 2.0
An overnight service and leadership retreat open to all Salve Regina students, the Service Plunge was held April 12-14 at a local Girl Scout camp. The weekend retreat provided students with the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills and a chance to connect with other students interested in making a difference both on campus and off. Students participated in service projects, team building and leadership activities.
For more information, contact Keri Darcy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine Ortiz at email@example.com
There are six facilitators for the 2012-2013 academic year, each leading a team of six students.
Keri Darcy '15
Major: Social work, minor in psychology
Darcy is a work-study student in the Office of Community Service and a member of the Positive Role Model program and AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service. She participated in the 2011 Service Plunge and is also a member of SRU Dance and the Social Work Club.
Shannon Finnell '14
Major: Financial management and business administration, minor in international studies
Finnell is a Wakehurst building manager for the Office of Student Activities. Her favorite community service site is Mumford Manor.
Kimberly Kleszczynski '15
Major: Environmental studies and marketing
Kleszczynski is a work-study student in the Office of Community Service and a member of AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service and the Gay Straight Lesbian Bisexual Alliance. She volunteers at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.
Cody Medina '15
Medina has volunteered at many local organizations and participated in the 2011 Service Plunge. He will participate in a Salve Regina-sponsored mission trip to Nicaragua in August.
Morgan Rayner '15
Major: Biology and secondary education
Rayner is an intern at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. She is a member of the Positive Role Model program and AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service and participated in the 2011 Service Plunge.
Albert Vuoso '15
Major: English communications and political science
Vuoso is a member of the Positive Role Model program and participated in the 2011 Service Plunge. He is also a member of the Student Government Association and College Democrats.