Notre Dame College Students Named Catholic Community Connection Fellows

Two Notre Dame College students, Milesa Davis and Jeff Snowden, have been selected to participate in the 2018 Catholic Community Connection (CCC) Summer Fellows Program.

Davis is a rising senior at Notre Dame pursuing a double major in management information systems and public relations. Snowden, a junior nontraditional student who has served in the U.S. Navy, is majoring in human resources. Davis will be serving her fellowship at the Village of Marymount, a non-profit faith-based continuing care retirement community in Garfield Heights, and Snowden will work with Joseph’s Home, a medical respite ministry in Cleveland.

“Internships provide a wealth of opportunities and career-related experiential knowledge for college students. Internships in the CCC Summer Fellows Program are extra special in that they combine the best of a Catholic business environment with a strong connection to the student's faith,” said Thomas G. Kruczek, President of Notre Dame College.

The CCC 2018 Summer Fellows will begin their employment June 4. Notre Dame will welcome all eight summer fellows when they meet at the South Euclid campus on June 15.

The Summer Fellows Program is an opportunity for students to gain work experience and thoughtful discernment regarding career and life choices. Each student is paired with an onsite mentor to provide support and guidance and learn the legacy of the ministry.

“The leadership skills and professional development learned while working in a Catholic ministry, combined with spiritual enrichment provided by the program and its mentors, offer a truly unique opportunity for personal growth that will serve the student for a lifetime. We are very grateful to be a part of this wonderful program," Kruczek said.

Fellows work a paid 10-week period (June through August) at a Catholic ministry where they will be partnered with an onsite mentor to provide support and guidance, and learn the legacy of the ministry. This competitive fellowship program offers positions in the fields of marketing, communications, development and non-profit management. The application process includes essay writing and a series of interviews.

The program, originally implemented in 2017, provides a select group of college students a real-world work experience at a Northeast Ohio Catholic ministry. This year’s awardees, totaling eight in number, are currently enrolled sophomores, juniors and seniors at Notre Dame, Ursuline College, John Carroll University and Borromeo Seminary.

The CCC Summer Fellows Program is a collaborative effort between the leaders of Notre Dame, Borromeo, John Carroll, Ursuline  and CCC partner organizations. This innovative program was designed to address the needs of Catholic ministries as they face the challenge of diminishing religious leadership while introducing young adults to careers in Catholic ministry. In a groundbreaking effort, presidents from all four institutions have supported the simplified design and implementation of the Summer Fellows Program.

May 2018

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