The 2018-19 cohort of Lasallian Volunteers (LVs) gathered together for a final time at the annual Debriefing Retreat from May 24-27, 2019, at La Salle Manor in Plano, Illinois. The theme for the retreat was “Your LV Hike.” The time together was an opportunity to reflect, rest and reconnect with one another.
Facilitators Chris Hueg, LV 11-13, and Samantha Almanza, LV 09-11, invited the LVs to think about their journey and who accompanied them on the path. Shanae Farrell, LV 12-14, Kenenna Amuzie, LV 12-14, Jon Vanegas, LV 16-18, Abby Michels, LV 15-17, and Michael Phipps, LV 09-11, joined Almanza and Hueg as alumni group leaders, while Brothers Ed Phelan, Michael Reis, Paul Joslin and Michael Kadow accompanied the 36 LVs. Alums present helped facilitate sessions on what comes next, highlighting going to graduate school, returning for a second or third year, or going to work.
On Sunday evening, the program recognized the 19 LVs who will be exiting the program to pursue graduate school and work. Two of the exiting LVs will join their ministries as staff members for the next school year. Six of the exiting LVs will pursue master’s degrees as LV Scholars at Lasallian colleges/universities.