Interviews with Students, Faculty, Staff and Administration: Claire Riggan
Class of 2019, Chaminade University of Honolulu
“My Catholic, Marianist education has not only opened new opportunities for me, but has also impacted my faith and call to social justice. After attending Catholic Marianist retreats and participating in many service projects I felt called to the Catholic church and took the next step in my faith journey when I was confirmed in April of 2018.
“In the summer of 2018 I attended the Los Angeles immersion trip, where four students from each of the Marianist universities spent a week doing different service projects around L.A. and on Skid Row. This trip was powerful and suddenly made me want to do more to help those in need. That experience helped get me to where I am today, serving in the Marianist year of service program, PULSE, where I along with eight other young women and men live in intentional community and work for nonprofits in Dayton, Ohio.
“I hope that students continue to open their minds and hearts to the Marianist education and allow it to impact them the way it has impacted me. I hope that the Marianist education continues to open up opportunities for students to serve their communities and bring Christ into the world.”