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fr. jack morris, sj memorial award recipients honored

DSC_0533Father Jack Morris, SJ, co-founder of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps movement, inspired thousands of Jesuit Volunteers throughout his life. The Father Jack Morris, SJ Memorial Award memorializes Jack’s legacy of dedicated work for peace and justice in solidarity with those living on the margins of society. Recipients of the Father Jack Morris, SJ Award are former Jesuit Volunteers who have lived out the values of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest and have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to working for the common good and bringing about peace and justice. We were thrilled to honor Denny (Copper Valley, AK ’69-70, Hays, MT ’70-71) and Joan Duffell (Great Falls, MT ’70-71) with this award at our 8th Annual Seattle Event “A Celebration of Service” on Sunday, April 21st at Seattle University.  Congratulations Denny and Joan!


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  1. WOO-HOO from Jack in heaven and me in San Diego!
    You make us proud to call you Friends!

    Margie Carroll
    FJV Portland ’71-’72


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Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.