Senior Spotlight: Valedictorian Jeff Reppucci Made Impact on Campus and Around the World

May 12th, 2014 by 
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NAME Jeffrey Reppucci

HOMETOWN Newburyport, Mass.

STUDIES Russian major

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Co-founder and president of Students Helping Children Across Borders, Inc., a nonprofit that was started along with other Holy Cross students to bring recreation and wellness opportunities/education to underdeveloped communities abroad. Projects worth $200,000 were executed in five countries: USA, Uganda, Haiti, Russia, Argentina. Co-founder and executive director of the Working for Worcester project, a student-inspired and student-run community project that brings together students and community resources to build better recreation infrastructure across the city. This year’s project saw 1,000-plus volunteers work at 25 sites, making $100,000 in infrastructure improvements, including playgrounds, dance studios, Little League fields, community gardens, and schoolyard courts. Defenseman on the Holy Cross men’s hockey team from 2010-2013, and student assistant coach in 2013-14. Co-chair of the Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture Committee. Writer for the Telegram and Gazette’s Worcester Connects site. Summer 2013 intern at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, for Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines. Selected as a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar Truman Scholar and 2013 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist.

UP NEXT This summer, working at Save the Children alongside Mark Shriver ’86, senior vice president for strategic initiatives and senior advisor to the CEO. In August, traveling to Tanzania for a development project. During the 2014-15 academic year, teaching English to high school students in Argentina on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

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