In honor of National Volunteer Week, Saint Michael’s College is proud to recognize the countless contributions that our amazing Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) program has made over the past 30+ years. The experiences that MOVE provides have impacted students and alumni for decades and played a treasured role in the St. Mike’s experience. Although much of the service is local – from senior citizen games and correctional volleyball to Winooski recreation and Little Brother, Little Sister – MOVE is nationally recognized for service trips and the impact our Purple Knights have made in communities around the country.
Founded in 1989 by Fr. Mike Cronogue, S.S.E. and led by some of St. Mike’s finest employees and student volunteers, MOVE is at the heart of what sets St. Mike’s apart: our commitment to Do Well and Do Good in as many ways as possible.
We invite you to read through the profiles below to learn how MOVE has impacted the lives of students, alumni, faculty, and staff through the years. You can also honor your MOVE experience by making a gift through the button below.
Neila Anderson-Decelles ’88, M’00
Former Director of MOVE, Correctional Center, and Little Brother/Little Sister
Victoria Barnum ’16 and Jack Loomis ’16
Core Team Leader, Outdoor Volunteer Efforts, and Little Brother/Little Sister
Katherine Hackett ’11
Correctional Volleyball, Penguin Plunge, Best Buddies, Core Team Leader, and Service Trip Participant
Monica McClure ’15
Correctional Volleyball, Service Trip Participant, Senior Citizen Games, and Blood Drives
Kathryn Record ’17
Best Buddies, International Outreach, Service Trip Participant, and Core Team Leader
Jennifer Wise ’09
Service Trip Participant, Correctional Volleyball, Cause for Paws, and Afterschool Games