Most recently, St. Mary’s was one of just six colleges and universities nationwide to receive the highest federal honor for service in higher education. St. Mary’s was cited for its efforts to assist and improve the communities around the campus, as well as for efforts to bridge the educational gaps often experienced by students in lower-income area.
In January 2011, President Barack Obama singled out Physics Professor Richard Cardenas, Ph.D., for his outstanding work mentoring young students.
Also in January 2011, St. Mary’s was selected for the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification in recognition of our institutional culture of service.
In September 2010, Washington Monthly magazine named St. Mary’s first in the nation among master’s universities for our commitment to service, research and social mobility.