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.


Nicole Stefanowicz ’09
Family Friends, Service Trip Participant, and Core Team Leader

Neila Anderson-Decelles ’88, M’00
Former Director of MOVE, Correctional Center, and Little Brother/Little Sister

George Ashline
Staff Service Trip Leader

Victoria Barnum ’16 and Jack Loomis ’16
Core Team Leader, Outdoor Volunteer Efforts, and Little Brother/Little Sister

Abigail Beach ’22
Lund, Correctional Volleyball, Outdoor Volunteer Efforts, and Food Shelf

Anna Beach ’22
Outdoor Volunteer Efforts

Erin Buckley ’17
Special Events, Outdoor Volunteer Efforts, and Service Trip Participant

Vicky Castillo ’20
Civil Rights Alliance

Nichole Ciccarelli ’18
Cause for Paws, Penguin Plunge, and Service Trip Committee

Katie Colleran ’09
Core Team Leader and Service Trip Participant

Nicole Conner ’20
Correctional Volleyball

Matt Connolly ’13
Service Trip Participant

Sarah (Regan) Dewey ’11
After School Games and Correctional Volleyball

Tree DiTommaso ’17
Service Trip Participant and Committee Member

Brian Donahue ’88
Former Director of MOVE

Alexis Dougherty ’18

Brennan Foley ’20
Core Team Leader and Little Brother/Little Sister

Ann Giombetti
Former Director of MOVE

Katherine Hackett ’11
Correctional Volleyball, Penguin Plunge, Best Buddies, Core Team Leader, and Service Trip Participant

Stefanie Iennaco ’05
Service Trip Participant

Gabby LaRiviere ’21
Service Trip Committee

Zach Johnston ’17
Core Team, After School Games, and Service Trip Participant

Allison Lazarz ’05
Correctional Volleyball and Cause for Paws

Lucas Malo ’02
Best Buddies, Service Trip Participant, and After School Games

Erin (Mooney) Martin ’08
Service Trip Participant

Monica McClure ’15
Correctional Volleyball, Service Trip Participant, Senior Citizen Games, and Blood Drives

Hillary Miller ’15
Core Team Leader, Correctional Volleyball, and Service Trip Participant

Mairead Moore Foley ’09
Core Team Leader, Senior Citizen Games, and Little Brother/Little Sister

Mariah Newman ’19
Little Brother/Little Sister and Best Buddies

Haley Poitras ’19
Service Trip Participant and Little Brother/Little Sister

Maeve Power ’17
Service Trip Committee

Kathryn Record ’17
Best Buddies, International Outreach, Service Trip Participant, and Core Team Leader

Katie Saint Raymond ’15
Service Trip Participant, Lund, and Little Brother/Little Sister

Danielle Schiestle
Service Trip Staff Leader

Leah Seften ’18
Core Team, Middle School Mentors, and FEED

Marie Shepherd ’19
Service Trip Participant

Samia Stetson ’17
After School Games and Service Trip Participant

Colleen Swanhart ’22
International Outreach and Service Trip Participant

Alyssa Valentyn ’19
Core Team Leader and Outdoor Volunteer Efforts

Jennifer Wise ’09
Service Trip Participant, Correctional Volleyball, Cause for Paws, and Afterschool Games

Emma Woodruff ’18
Special Events, Service Trip Participant and Leader, and Middle School Mentors

Yannah Ziegler ’18
Core Team Leader and Service Trip Participant