March 21, 2012
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll has again recognized St. Mary’s University for its strong commitment to service and civic engagement. St. Mary’s is one of only two Texas colleges and universities included in the 2012 Honor Roll with Distinction list.
The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the annual President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor roll. St. Mary’s has made the Honor Roll every year since it was launched six years ago. Last May, the Corporation for National and Community Service named St. Mary’s University one of just six colleges and universities to receive the Presidential Award, recognizing St. Mary’s as a top institution in the nation for volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
“As a community committed academic excellence, service and civic engagement, we should see these national recognitions as evidence of our success, and that our faculty, staff and students are dedicated to putting the St. Mary’s mission into action by coordinating and cooperating with the community around us,” said St. Mary’s University President Charles L. Cotrell, Ph.D.
The Community Service Honor Roll has recognized St. Mary’s for its many community service and service learning programs, including the University’s Neighborhood Revitalization Project and numerous outreach and mentoring programs, including Upward Bound, which pairs young people with mentors to encourage high school graduation and college success; Stand and Deliver, which provides SAT preparation and mentorship; and Fiesta of Physics, which introduces minority and at-risk student populations to the possibilities and fun of science.