SCRANTON, PA (06/17/2020)-- Giancarlo J. Ponticello of Bloomfield, NJ was among the eight members of The University of Scranton's class of 2020 who committed to post-graduation long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations throughout the country. Their service begins this summer and includes programs run by the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Ponticello graduated as a human resources studies major at the Jesuit university. He will serve with Catholic Charities Refugee Programs through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nationally recognized for its commitment to service, The University of Scranton was among just 29 elite colleges in the nation selected to the Catholic Volunteer Network's 2020 "Top Schools for Service." was among just 361 colleges in the nation to earn the highly-respected Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Community Engagement Classification and was among the higher education institutions named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Each year, more than 2,800 Scranton students volunteer for more than 175,000 hours of service.