"Having a heart for making a difference means that something or someone made a difference in my heart first." - Lee Wise
Matt Blocker is originally from southeastern Connecticut. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University, where he received his B.A in History. Matt received his M. Ed in Human Relations Counseling while at PSU, and relocated to Connecticut to direct the University of Hartford's Center for Community Service. He has a long history of working in his local communities and enjoys mobilizing others to lend a helping hand.
"The University of Hartford is unique in its location. We sit in three municipalities, Bloomfield, West Hartford and Hartford. We have the chance to reach out to these communities, show our compassion, and have the chance to realize our civic responsibility on a greater level. Please stop by the Center anytime to find an opportunity you can participate in." - Matt Blocker-Glynn
Assistant Director of Community Service and Student Conduct
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
Christina Honeycutt is originally from Texas but relocated to New Hampshire during her high school career. She graduated from Keene State College in Keene, NH in May 2008 where she received a B.A. in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education.
Christina first joined the Center for Community Service when she served as the AmeriCorps VISTA/Program Coordinator during the 2010-2011 academic year. After her service ended she went on to work as the Training and Membership Services Coordinator for the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits. Christina returns to the University of Hartford as the Assistant Director of Community Service and Student Conduct and is dedicated to promoting individual growth and citizenship through education and service.
Project/Front Desk Assistant
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa
Ersa Llakmani is a senior majoring in Architecture with minors in Actuarial Science and Mathematics. During her time at the University, she has been a member of SGA, Habitat for Humanity, Engineers without Borders, ArchitectShare, American Institute of Architecture Students and other clubs and organizations. She enjoys travelling and meeting new people and has loved spending her winter and spring breaks doing community service in India, Georgia and Florida.
Front Desk Assistant
“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Ghandi
Hannah Crosby is a junior majoring in Psychology. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Education and American Studies that she earned through Hillyer College. Hannah is the MRA (Mentor Resident Assistant) of C & D Complex and loves working with Residential Life! She is very busy, but tries to be involved with Best Buddies as much as possible. She enjoys playing sports, spending time with friends and family, her animals, reading and watching crime shows! Hannah loves doing community service and going on Alternative Spring Break adventures!
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“I’d like to think the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve” John Mayer
Erin Schuster is a senior at The Hartt School, studying Performing Arts Management with a minor in Business Administration. This past summer Erin interned as a producer at the Goodspeed Opera House, and got to work with Julie Andrews on an upcoming fall show which was very exciting. She cannot go a day without eating chocolate and in her spare time Erin participates in community theater and serves as co-president for MEISA.
Jason A. Colon
Front Desk Assistant
Jason A. Colon is a marketing major at the Barney School of Business. Now a junior, he has worked at the Center for Community Service since his freshman year where he exposed himself to the troubling literacy rates in the Hartford area. Working along with the nonprofit Everybody Wins! CT, he made his way from behind the scenes work, to being Program Coordinator at Betances Elementary and Burns Academy for Latino Studies. He loves mentoring children that seek outreach and growth academically and individually: “As a child I was always surrounded and influenced by mentors I had in my presence and who always gave me the extra push I needed to be successful. Many of these children are cut short of their dreams and success simply due to the absence of a role model figure in their lives.” Jason broadened his volunteer work in the Spring semester of 2012, where he along with other UHA students participated in Tornado relief work in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jason continues to bring a great vibe into the Community Service Center, where he can easily persuade students the importance of volunteering thus is a prime example of the message we at the center exhibit.
Front Desk Assistant
"Try not to be a person of success, but a person of
value." - Albert Einstein.
Paul Fitzgerald is from NYC. He is currently a double major in the Computer Science and Multimedia Web Design & Development programs here at Uhart. He has been involved in several community service programs and plans are doing much more, including the alternative winter break trip organized by CCS to Biloxi, Mississippi.
Damin Roman is a senior graduating this fall as an Architecture major. His hobbies are soccer, snowboarding and sketching, and capoeira.
Jacob Kaplan is an Audio Engineering student graduating in Fall 2013. He enjoys skiing, camping, hiking, and listening to music.
Ronald R. Terrones
Ronald Terrones commonly known as (Ron, Ronny, Iker) by friends, is a senior majoring in Architecture. After he graduates in May 2013, Ronald will be joining the military and eventually will be designing structures which are in harmony with humanity and its environment. Ronald is a member of Habitat and Humanity. One of his hobbies is soccer; he plays intramurals soccer, indoor soccer in Oakwood Sport Center and outdoor soccer in Hartford Soccer League. Ron is a friendly and outgoing person, and likes to meet new people. He likes learning new languages and customs from other cultures. He speak Spanish, English, some Portuguese and Italian.