Saint Louis University is honored to serve as partner for the selection and presentation of the 2019 Opus Prize that recognizes faith-based humanitarian leaders addressing some of the world’s most persistent social problems.
As part of this honor, SLU sought student and faculty volunteers to accompany members of the Opus Prize Foundation on site visits during the spring of 2019. The site visits were fact-finding missions and opportunities for the Opus Prize Ambassadors to meet and engage with Opus Prize finalists and their communities.
Carly Manshum, ‘22
Carly Manshum is a sophomore from Grayslake, Illinois, studying social work in the College of Public Health and Social Justice. She is involved in the Micah Program, Overground Railroad, Campus Ministry and Campion. She evaluated Caras con Causa in Puerto Rico.
Margaret Kirsch, ‘20
Margaret Kirsch is a senior from Waconia, Minnesota, studying nutrition and dietetics in the Doisy College of Health Sciences. She is part of the Micah Community. Kirsch evaluated Bannakaroli Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jordan Glassman, ‘20
Jordan Glassman is a senior from Palm Desert, California studying philosophy and political economy. He has served as the SGA Vice-President of Academic Affairs and he served on the Mission Priority Examen Steering Committee. He went to the Democratic Republic of Congo to evaluate Bon Pasteur.
Patrick Jones, ‘21
Patrick Jones is a junior from Louisville, Kentucky, in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. He is a member of Alpha Delta Gamma and participates in Best Buddies, Camp Kesem and the Micah Learning Community. He is also a student ambassador in the Office of Admission. He evaluated Caras con Causa in Puerto Rico.
Suzy Kickham, '20
Suzy Kickham is a senior from St. Louis, Missouri, studying philosophy and psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences. She evaluated Bannakaroli Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga in Nairobi, Kenya.
Faculty, Staff Ambassadors
Stephen Belt, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of aviation science in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. He joined the aviation science department in 1998 and has served as flight training director, senior check airman, pilot and instructor. He went to the Democratic Republic of Congo to evaluate Bon Pasteur.
Connor Bradford is the development director for SLU’s College of Arts & Sciences and a 2017 SLU graduate.
He evaluated Cara con Causa in Puerto Rico.
Amrita Chaturvedi, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of education studies in the School of Education. She joined the School of Education in 2010.