Joseph McQuarrie , B.A., 2015, and Brooke Panzarella , freshman, were featured in a Trenton Monitor story on the Most Rev. David M. O'Connell Service Scholarship. See below.

From: Monitor Date: July 17, 2015 Author: Christina Leslie

What does a guy who loves movies and writing, and a girl who plays with kids on Noah's Ark, have in common?

Both have long histories of community and parish service which earned them the Most Rev. David M. O'Connell Service Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition award to pursue secondary studies in The Catholic University of America, Washington.

Joseph McQuarrie, an alumnus of Notre Dame High School, and member of St. Ann Parish, both in Lawrenceville, was the inaugural recipient of the scholarship in 2011 and graduated this May from the Washington university. Brooke Panzarella, a member of the Moorestown High School Class of 2015 and parishioner in that town's Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, eagerly anticipates her arrival at CUA in August for the upcoming fall semester.

The Most Rev. David M. O'Connell Service Scholarship is awarded by CUA to an entering freshman from the Diocese of Trenton who embodies the dedication to service exhibited by the award's namesake, Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. The scholarship honors Bishop O'Connell, who had served as CUA's 14th president before he stepped down in 2010 after being named coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton. It also reflects the Bishop's Episcopal motto - "Ministrare non ministrari," or "to serve and not to be served."

Recent conversations with McQuarrie and Panzarella reveal their shared love of service, their dedication to their Catholic faith, and their plans for a bright future of academic and career success.


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