Spring service day

A dozen San Diego BC alumni spent the early afternoon Saturday, May 20, evaluating and sorting donations to the San Diego Food Bank. Below is a photo of the group, along with an inset of two fellow participants.

Inset at left: Teressa Tangredi ’91 and Starla Toto. Main photo, front, l-r: Julia Scobbo ’11, Christine Duggan ’11, Bill McDonald ’68, Wendy Roos ’85, Zeynep Barakat ’99, Lisa Girolamo ’95, and Lissa Tsu ’00; rear, l-r: Brian Tsu ’00, Ryan Karlsgodt ’08, Ken Roos ’85, and Josie Campese ’02.

Time at the Food Bank is one of the periodic service activities arranged by the chapter each year. Look here and on Facebook for information on upcoming such events.

Working at the Food Bank

 

L-R: Allison Shepstone ’06, Bob Nascenzi '78, Pat Nascenzi '80, Josie Campese '02, Bill McDonald '68, and Nicole Ramsey MS'06

L-R: Allison Shepstone ’06, Bob Nascenzi ’78, Pat Nascenzi ’80, Josie Campese ’02, Bill McDonald ’68, and Nicole Ramsey MS’06

San Diego Eagles helped out Saturday morning at the San Diego Food Bank, preparing food bags to be distributed to students in local schools. The crew above, assisted by others, including Girl Scouts, assembled more than 1,200 bags during the morning shift.

Local day of service

BCSD returned this year to Our Lady’s School, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, San Diego, as part of Boston College’s Global Days of Service. On Saturday, we assisted school principal Noel Bishop in sprucing up the school grounds and improving the school’s small garden.

L-R: Jose Luis Zuniga (custodian at Our Lady’s School), Bill McDonald ’68, Julia Scobbo ’11, Rory O’Donnell ’15, Josie Campese ’02, Lissa Tsu ’00, Carol West ’84, Jim West ’84, and, in front, Margot Tsu.

L-R: Jose Luis Zuniga (custodian at Our Lady’s School), Bill McDonald ’68, Julia Scobbo ’11, Rory O’Donnell ’15, Josie Campese ’02, Lissa Tsu ’00, Carol West ’84, Jim West ’84, and, in front, Margot Tsu. Shereen Attisha ’92 and her sons had joined us earlier.

Shereen Attisha, MD, '92, flanked by sons Alex (L) and Michael.

Shereen Attisha, MD, ’92, flanked by sons Alex (L) and Michael.

We joined thousands of fellow BC grads around the world in April and May who conducted service activities in their local communities. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the only Jesuit parish in San Diego County, and it serves the population of Barrio Logan, a heavily Hispanic community, in south central San Diego.

BCSD started the morning repotting Birds of Paradise and placing them outside classrooms facing out into the playground. We moved on to clear weeds, install lattices, and build a gravel walkway in the small garden area that features tomatoes. Finally, we touched up paint along the exterior of the school. Below is a photo gallery of the activities.