On Monday, Jon Mucciolo, ’08 was welcomed back “home” to Grand & Warren as part of an alumni speaker series hosted by the Ignatian Scholars Program. Over fifty students gathered in Prep’s Hammer Heritage Room to hear Jon speak about his time at Prep and how it led him to his current career as a Development Manager for buildOn, an international nonprofit organization that builds schools in developing countries.
Jon specifically honed in on the theme of compassion and how his time as a Prep student, through Fr. Azzarto’s freshman religion class, Campus Ministry retreats, and community service opportunities, allowed him to tap into a level of compassion that has shaped his life. Jon spoke of his experiences at Saint Joseph’s University as an undergraduate student and his first few years at buildOn as a coordinator for service-learning programs in the Bronx. Jon’s underlying message demonstrated pride and passion for working in a career that lets him live out the mission of being a man for and with others.