Spotlight: Hannah Singerline ’19
Hannah Singerline is an Arrupe Scholar from Strongsville, Ohio, majoring in cell and molecular biology.
Q: What experiences did you have in high school that led you to become an Arrupe Scholar?
A: As a volunteer in the special education classroom in my high school, I came to realize that some of my classmates were actually afraid to meet students with special needs. In many cases, even the students’ own families didn’t see them as the blessings they are. I was also surprised to learn that most of the students stay in high school until the age of 21 and struggle to find jobs or job training after graduation.
I was excited to learn about the many service opportunities at John Carroll, and the Arrupe Scholars Program in particular. The program provides an opportunity to learn about social justice issues affecting various groups, not just in a classroom setting, but from other students who are passionate about these issues. We also have the chance to advocate on behalf of communities facing social injustices.
Q: Since you’ve been at JCU, have you had any experiences that have sharpened your understanding of a particular issue?
A. My Arrupe classmates are passionate about issues I never even knew existed. This really encouraged me to get involved in and learn about so many more issues than I could have expected. I came in as a psychology major, but through discussing poverty throughout the world, and taking biology courses, I realized my passion and calling were to medical relief worldwide. So I changed my major to cell and molecular biology on a pre-med track and am minoring in Spanish and peace, justice, and human rights, hoping to use all these skills to travel the world and provide medical care to people who may have only seen a doctor a handful of times in their lives
Spotlight: Will DiPasquale ’18
Spotlight: Carly Cundiff ’18
Carly Cundiff is an Arrupe Scholar from Wadsworth, Ohio, double-majoring in French and journalism.
Q: Describe an activity that you were involved with in high school:
A: In high school I was involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, where I was matched with a young boy named Gatlin for two years. During our time together, Gatlin and I would work through his homework, play games, and just talk for a two hours once a week. Gatlin was incredibly shy when I met him, barely even wanting to talk to me. After a couple months, however, he blossomed into the incredible young man I know today, and I feel so incredibly privileged that I had the opportunity to meet this young man.
Gatlin and me
Q: What are your post-graduation plans?
A: I’m studying to become a high school English teacher. Hopefully, I will have my own classroom somewhere in Northeast Ohio by this time next year!
Q: What is your favorite part of the Arrupe Scholars Program?
A: My favorite part of the Arrupe Scholars program is the people. Going into college was a very frightening time of change for me, and knowing that I was coming to John Carroll with 70 people who have my back made the transition so much easier. The Arrupes who are in the Class of 2018 have become family to me, and I could not ask for any better people to dive into this journey with.
Q: What has been the most meaningful experience you’ve had as an Arrupe Scholar?
A: The most meaningful part of Arrupe to me is always the food drive delivery day, when we give Thanksgiving meals to many families. Thanksgiving has always been a big part of my life, and seeing the faces of those that we give to is incredibly meaningful because now they get to have a true Thanksgiving as well
Since 2007, 71 John Carroll students have graduated as Arrupe Scholars. Our alumni are teachers, scientists, salespeople, full-time volunteers, researchers, administrators, accountants, and more. No matter what industry they enter after graduation, each alum carries a portfolio of leadership and service experiences, a passion for justice, and a network of like-minded young social entrepreneurs.
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Celebrating The Life of Danielle Rose
In loving memory of Danielle Rose, this page commemorates the life of an amazing person and fellow student. Danielle was a part of the Arrupe Scholars Program at John Carroll University, a program designed to further students’ understanding of social justice issues throughout the world. Danielle exemplifies what the program and University represent.
In her time at JCU, Danie was involved with Labre, The Cleveland Neighborhood Project, Footprints for Fatima, AIDS Awareness Week, and the immersion program. Danie was also very involved with her church and a program called ICan: a recreational sports program for developmentally disabled. Danielle truly lived the Jesuit Mission: a woman for others.
Some of Danielle’s work within the Arrupe Program, reflecting her dedication to social justice.
Being an Arrupe Scholar gives me even more opportunities to do what I love, serving and caring for others. This program allows me to further explore, understand, and learn about social justice and what it truly means to be a “woman for others”; in addition to allowing me to expand and to further develop my commitment to serving others, being an Arrupe Scholar has allowed me to meet others with this common passion to serve. It not only interesting, but also inspiring to see how my peers are involved in service and working towards social justice.
“Social justice is a structure of the society that respects and acknowledges the rights and human dignities of each and all individuals. It is any and all acton that aims to change and ultimately ends the structures that violate the basic rights of individuals by focusing on the root causes of the injustices. More importantly, social justice is nor only about politics or structure, it is also about relationships. Social justice is about restoring right relationships, changing the hearts and minds of people and helping them see the dignity, worth, and value of not only themselves, but more importantly others, especially the disadvantaged. Thus with this change of heart, people value and appreciate others and thus treat them accordingly, with justice and respect.”