ABOUT UNIVERSITY MINISTRY
University Ministry (UMIN) provides a wide array of activities, events and gatherings for DePaul students, faculty, and staff to connect with one other and to nurture their spiritual and faith lives, regardless of religious affiliation. UMIN provides many opportunities, including our Vincentian Service Day and New Student Service Day, which bring the Vincentian Mission to life both on and off campus.
ABOUT THE SERVICE DAY TEAM
The Service Day Team focuses on providing a valuable experience on Vincentian Service Day and New Student Service Day. We are a passionate group of people dedicated to providing the DePaul community and our community partners with an opportunity to serve the communities of Chicago in meaningful days of service. For opportunities to join or assist the Service Day Team please contact us at SERVICEDAY@DEPAUL.EDU or 773-325-1192.
Courtney Curby | Ministry/Service Day Coordinator | CCURBY@depaul.edu
Courtney is currently a graduate student in DePaul's Community Counseling Master's program. Courtney established her passion for the Vincentian mission while an undergrad student at St. John's University in Queens, NY where she participated in a variety of service opportunities. There she was a member of the women's soccer team and received her bachelor's degree in Adolescent Education. Prior to working at DePaul, Courtney was an assistant coach for St. John's University women's soccer team. Her favorite thing about working at DePaul is working with passionate, spiritual, and energetic students and staff. When not developing service projects at DePaul, Courtney enjoys pursuing creative outlets, outdoor adventures, and playing soccer!
Amal Saleh | Coordinator of Marketing & Leader Training | ASALEH7@depaul.edu
I am currently a 3rd year student majoring in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies, and this is my 3rd year on the service day team. I have served previously as the Marketing Coordinator, and I am excited to be in the position this year also. I will be coordinating advertising around campus through marketing materials such as flyers, promotional tables, and T-Shirts. I also look forward to training and preparing all of the team leaders to help them have a successful Vincentian Service Day experience. If you have any questions about how you can get involved, please feel free to contact me.
Hanan Farhan | Coordinator of Sponsorship & Development | HFARHAN1@depaul.edu
Peace and Blessings! My name is Hanan and I am a student coordinator for Vincentian Service Day. I am studying Geography and GIS Technology and I love maps of planet EARTH! I appreciate the simple things in life and love making people smile. You can find me all around campus including DePaul's University Ministry office, the Geography Department, UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead), or sitting outside somewhere contemplating life! Come say hello!
Zach Mares | Asst. for Operations & Budget | email@example.com
My name is Zach Mares. I am currently a sophomore at DePaul University. I am double majoring in Finance and Accounting. Last year, I got to participate in VSD and now I look forward to working with the service day team. This year, I am a Men of Color mentor for OMSS and I am also a service coordinator for university ministry working with the elderly. This will be my first year part of the team. I will be the Coordinator of Event Operations and Budget Management for the service day team. My job will be to make sure the VSD event schedule runs smoothly and I will also handle all the budgeting for the event. My responsibilities will vary as I will be given various tasks for the team. Overall, I genuinely love doing community service and I am glad that I get to work with such incredible people.
Kat Anaza | Asst. Site Developer and Marketer | KANAZA@DEPAUL.EDU
What's Good! My name is Kat Anaza, I'm a sophomore double majoring in Arabic and Communication & Media. I also work for DePaul Community Service Association as a coordinator for DePaul AIDS Project. I had a great experience participating in VSD last year and seeing the culmination of everyone for Blue for Peace after the service. This year, I'm excited to help create those memories for other DePaul students!
Barthelemy Kabore | VSD/NSSD Web Developer | BKABORE@DEPAUL.EDU
Hello, my name is Barthelemy. I am a graduate student at DePaul, College of Computer and Digital mastering in Information Systems, concentrating in Business/Systems Analysis. Working on Service Days is fun and exciting as well as educating. I am so grateful to be part of the Team. I will be graduating in June 2014 and I hope to participate in service days in the years to come!
Dasia Skinner | Asst. Site Developer and Marketer | DSKINNER@DEPAUL.EDU
Hi, I'm Dasia! I'm at junior at DePaul studying Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Meditation and Music is my thing! I love to meditate, play the guitar and sing in my free time. I am an intern for Vincentian Commuters, where I advocate for commuters and build a community for us (I commute from 95th- South Side!). I am member of the Education Committee of the Chicago Coalition for the homeless where we advocate for homeless CPS students. I am passionate about helping others and pushing for equality and peace in our world. One step at a time we can overcome oppression and live in harmony. Vincentian Service Day is one of those steps and I'm happy to be part of it.
Jessenia Martinez | Art and Media Coordinator | JMART148@DEPAUL.EDU
My name is Jessenia Martinez. I am a sophomore at DePaul majoring in Journalism, DM in Media Arts & Design with a minor in Latino Media Communications. I am the Art Coordinator this year in the Umin Ministry. I also have other positions on campus such as a S.T.A.R.S. Peer mentor, a Dialogue Demon Facilitator, a Peer guide for the Welcome Center and a Jumpstart Volunteer Coordinator. As you can see I have a lot of positions on campus, so I am always around no matter what day it is. It may seem like I am too busy to chat, but I always make room for anyone who wants to hang out and tell me about their day. I look forward to meeting you at VSD! If you have any creative ideas and you want to express them through art, please let me know. I would be more than happy to brainstorm with you and make it happen.