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Mount St. Mary’s University Honored for Community Service Achievements


honor rollEmmitsburg, Maryland - Mount St. Mary’s University received top honors by being named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  The award presented through the Corporation for National & Community Service awards colleges and universities for their support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

“This recognition puts us in great company with other universities around the country and will be very useful as we look to expand our offerings to more community partners locally and across the country,” said Director of the Office of Social Justice, Jeff Abel.  “Here at the Mount, we view every service experience as an educational opportunity and encouraging, supporting and facilitating that experience is part of the Mount’s mission.”

Mount St. Mary’s University students completed 22,916.50 hours of community service, with over 3,000 program participants in 154 different service and justice experiences.    

The Honor Roll, developed in 2006, recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. This year, a total of 642 colleges and universities were admitted for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 513 were named to the Honor Roll.  This year's Honor Roll reported that nearly one million of their students engaged in service learning and more than 1.6 million participated in other forms of community service, serving a total of more than 105 million hours. For a full list of recipients, visit NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.

This award highlights the Mount’s community projects and partnerships with local and national organizations and non-profits.  Some of them include, Catholic Relief Services, SERRV Market, Special Olympics Maryland, Frederick County Rescue Mission, Silence of Mary Home, National Coalition for the Homeless, Emmitsburg Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, People’s Homesteading Group of Baltimore, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Frederick County and Frederick County Public Schools

Learn how Mount St. Mary’s incorporates community service and volunteerism into its newly created common curriculum, Veritas.

 
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