RADNOR, Pa. (May 31, 2011) — A video showcasing her commitment to service helped make Cabrini College student Danielle Alio, a communications major from North Wales, Pa., one of two winners of the 2011 Maryknoll Explore My Mission Contest.
Alio will receive a free, two-week mission trip in July to Taiwan and South Korea.
Alio’s submission focused on her commitment to service through her media skills, and shed light on people most in need, such as those in Haiti, Sudan, Swaziland, and immigrants in the United States.
Alio just completed her junior year at Cabrini, where she has earned Dean’s List honors each semester and is heavily involved in extracurricular activities.
She is managing editor of The Loquitur, Cabrini’s award-winning student newspaper; executive producer of LOQation, a webcast that puts The Loquitur’s stories online; host of two shows on the College’s radio station; and she performs in Cabrini Theater productions.
Joseph Houde, a junior at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, is the other contest winner.
Each year, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers asks Catholics from 18-35 years of age to submit amateur videos for the Explore My Mission Contest showing a personal commitment to service.
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is the overseas mission outreach of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S., serving those in need in 28 countries.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.