Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series
Friday, February 20th at 4:00 p.m., Harned Hall 110
The speakers will be Susan Leyster and Nicholas Kucharik, the
Director and Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Martin’s
University, and Alicia LeDuc, an SMU senior majoring in Business.
Their lecture will focus on two ways the Saint Martin’s community
has been active with local community service programs: Saint
Benedict’s Community Dinner, and The Community Kitchen (formerly
known as Bread & Roses).
Leyster started as a student at Saint Martin’s University in 1988,
receiving her BA in Religious Studies and her MA in Counseling
Psychology. She became the Director of Campus Ministry in 1997.
Kucharik graduated from Saint Martin’s in May of 2007 with a BA in
Religious Studies. After working as a student in campus ministry and
doing his internship there, he became the Assistant Director of
Campus Ministry and Campus Minister in Residence. LeDuc, a Saint
Martin’s senior, has been volunteering at Bread & Roses soup kitchen
for the last three years, as well as being a member of HANDS of
Campus Ministry (a community service club), founder of the Global
Citizens Brigade, and working with Habitat for Humanity and the AIDS
Walk. She also currently serves with AmeriCorps as a Peer Mentor.