The Mercy Leaders Program

"A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just." ~Pope Francis

This program is a co-curricular Mercy program that develops leaders who have a passion to serve their communities. This highly competitive program allocates an Education award of $1000 to students who are selected and successfully complete 200 hours of service in one calendar year and the Mercy Leaders class and group service project, which occurs during the spring semester.

Mercy Leadership and Service Mentors

Returning Mercy Leaders:

Thea Arico

Thea Arico

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

VP of Education Club
Golf Team Captain
Basketball Camp Counselor
Adventures in Learning volunteer

Mercy Leaders
Admissions Ambassador

Volunteer Youth Basketball Coach

Michael Dubinski

"The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back."

President of the Class of 2018
Member of the Luzerne County Community College Board of Trustees
Campus Ministry Team Student Coordinator (2015, 2016)
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm Student Leader
Alternative Spring Break Trips to Schenectady, NY, Washington, DC., and Alamo, TX.

Brianna Membrino

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world"
~Howard Zinn

MSOTA (Misericordia Student Occupational Therapy Association)
Orientation Leader
Co-leader of Kids on Campus
Spring Break Service Trip to Lakeland, FL (2016), Washington, DC (2017)
Co-founder and President of Autism Speaks
Love Your Melon Crew Member

Meghan Pontz

Meghan Pontz

"I choose to live my life with service at my very core. I believe keeping service at the core of life is essential to being human; because not any one person in God’s world has gotten by without the assistance of another person."

Peer Academic Leader

American Medical Students Association Board

Student Nursing Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)

Campus Ministry Event Organization

Helping the Homeless Lead

Ruth’s Self Defense Class Co-Leader

Relay for Life-Colleges Against Cancer Fundraising Committee

Nursing Assistant Geisinger Medical Center Special Care Unit

Rebecca Zaneski

Rebecca Zaneski

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." -Howard Zinn

Students in Service
Adopt-a-Grandparent coordinator
Kids on Campus coordinator
Bio club
TriBeta Biological Honor Society
Operation Smile club
VA Medical Center volunteer
Miss Pennsylvania Collegiate 2016

Mercy Leaders

Mercy Leaders:

Kiersten Davis

Kiersten Davis

"Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love" - Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Co-Coordinator of Habitat for Humanity
SOAR Leader
Jamaica Service Trip
Peer Tutor
Minister of Hospitality
Operation Smiles club member
Blue Chip Volunteer
St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen Volunteer

Girl Scout Camp and Activities Volunteer

Trevor George

Trevor George

"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." - Douglas Adams

Student Government Association President
Spring Break Service trip to Schenectady, NY 2016
Spring Break Trip Leader to Alamo, TX 2017
Football Team
SEARCH Team Member
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm Volunteer

Abigail Jacob

Abigail Jacob

1 Peter 4: 8-10 "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."

Misericordia Student Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational Therapy International Club

Resident Assistant (this upcoming year so I don't know if that counts since I haven't done it yet)

CRU Leader

Relay for Life participant

Multicultural Club

Bible Camp Counselor

David Mallarkey
David Mallarkey“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10

Spring Break Trip to Schenectady (2015)
Spring Break Trip Leader to Alamo Texas (2016)
Peer Advocate

PHREE Peer Educator

Olivia Natale

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving" - Mother

Olivia Natale


MSOTA President

Pi Theta Epsilon Member
Peer Tutor in Student Success Center
Teacher's Assistant
Love Your Melon Crew Member
Orientation Leader

Honors Program

Rebecca Price

Rebecca Price

"Love can change the world in a moment, but what do I know?"

Student Government Association Resident Coordinator
Spring Break Trip Habitat for Humanity to Dickinson, TX (2015)
Spring Break Trip Habitat Leader to Lakeland, FL (2016) and Greenville, SC (2017)

City Mission in Schenectady, NY OT volunteer
Ruth's Place volunteer

Jenna Reed

Jenna Reed

“I believe every person is created as the steward of his or her own destiny with

great power for a specific purpose: To share with others, through service, a reverence for life in a spirit of love.” – Hugh O’Brian

NSSLHA president (2017-2018)
Adopt-A-Veteran volunteer and co-leader
Kids on Campus volunteer
Musician for the Misericordia liturgical choir
Habitat for Humanity volunteer
Relay for Life participant
Research assistant for the Speech-Language Pathology Department
Theology of the Church-Jamaica Service Trip

Kristin Robinson

“Be the reason someone smiles today.”

Kristin Robinson

MU Cheerleading Captain

Peer Advocate

Relay for Life Team Captain

Campus Ministry- Adopt-A-Grandparent Coordinator

Student- Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Team Representative

Emily Walsh

“By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we

Emily Walsh

often find the answer to our own” - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Mercy Leadership Conference in Ireland (2016)

Orientation Leader

Intercollegiate Leadership Program

Spring Break Service Trips to Frenchville (2016) and Alamo, Texas (2017)

Blue Chip Animal Shelter Student Leader

MSOTA ASCOTE representative

Occupational Therapy International Club (OTI)

Healthy Options Peer Educators (H.O.P.E.)

Relay For Life participant

Camp Emerge volunteer

Special Olympics Volunteer

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