To serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff of the University of New Haven community and to foster relationships between the surrounding community and the University of New Haven.
Meet Our Staff
Graduate Assistant for the Office of Community Service
My name is Meghan Mammola, I am currently pursuing my M.S. in Cybersecurity and Networks. I received my B.S. in Criminal Justice and National Security at the University of New Haven.
Mahopac, New York
University of New Haven
B.S in Criminal Justice
B.S. in National Security
Area of study at University of New Haven
Cybersecurity and Networks
Experience with community service
My passion for community service started in high school and pushed me to complete over 500 hours of service before I graduated in 2015. When I came to college, I knew I wanted to continue giving back. My first year at the University of New Haven, I joined Phi Sigma Sigma and got the opportunity to participate in different community service projects. Some of these projects included volunteering at Loaves and Fishes in New Haven, collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, and helping out at different runs in the community such as the IRIS run.
I was also heavily involved in the organization St. Jude Up ’til Dawn. St. Jude Up ’til Dawn is a collegiate program where students raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Along with my executive board, I was able to lead students in raising over $138,000 for St. Jude in 2018 and over $120,000 in 2019. I have personally fundraised over $6,000 for St. Jude.
I am excited about my new journey as the Community Service Graduate Assistant and look forward to all the new opportunities that will come with this position!
What community service means to me
As a college student, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your own life. Things such as grades, clubs, jobs, and friends become a priority. However, we should take time to stop and think about the world around us. We should all strive to have a positive effect on the community and on those who need it most. To know that my effort, however small, could impact a community or a person indeed is incredibly rewarding.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” - Aesop
My Hope for Students Looking to Get Involved in Community Service
My hope is that students break out of their comfort zones and participate in the different community service projects offered by the University and the surrounding community. I also want them to feel comfortable reaching out to the community service office with any questions they have about the opportunities offered.
Come Visit Me or Contact Me:
Office Location: 2nd Floor Bartels Hall in the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation
Office Hours: M: 10am-2pm, T: 4-7pm, W: 10am-2pm and R: 10am-2pm