SSAC Staff


"To engage all Wheeling Jesuit University students, faculty and staff in diverse activities that contribute to positive social change and justice; and to prepare them 'for service with and among others' in Wheeling, Appalachia, the nation and the world"

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Colleen Ryan Mayrand
SSAC Director
Email:  cryan@wju.edu
Phone:  304-243-8728

Colleen is originally from Poughquaq, New York, and received her B.A. in American studies from Marist College. After her time at Marist, Colleen spent 18 months volunteering at the Glenmary Farm in Vanceburg, KY. Here Colleen first realized her passion for expressing her faith through service, which is one reason she is here at WJU today.

After her time at the Farm, Colleen went on to be a Graduate Assistant in Neighborhood Campus Ministry and received her M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the University of Dayton. Colleen first worked at WJU as the Mentor of the Mother Jones House, and eventually became the Director of the SSAC.

Colleen loves the WJU community and seeing the ways students grow and learn while serving the community! Please stop by and see how you can get involved today! 


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Puddy Agans
Coordinator, SSAC
Email:  dagans@wju.edu
Phone:  304-243-2361

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Puddy Agans helps in the offices of Campus Ministry, Student Life, and the Service for Social Action Center. Bringing with him years of experience in youth and young adult ministry, he loves finding "God in all things" and can be found hiking, recording music, performing, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.

He received his ungraduated degree from Gonzaga University, an MBA from Wheeling Jesuit University, and is completing his Master of Theology and Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Stop by his office in SSAC 112B on the Acker Bridge to chat and grab some candy.


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Brian Engelhart, n S.J.
Mission Intern

Email:  bengelhart@wju.edu
Phone:  304-243-6244

Brian Engelhart is a second-year Jesuit novice from Yorktown, NY, and will be working with us for the Spring 2019 semester. He will be helping out with Campus Ministry, the Service for Social Action Center, and the Appalachian Institute. Brian met the Jesuits at Regis High School in New York City and went on to study electrical engineering at Villanova University. After a year of working in network engineering, Brian entered the Society of Jesus in 2017 and has enjoyed his ministry experiences in Syracuse, Washington, DC, and New York City before coming to Wheeling. He can be found in the SSAC office on Acker bridge.