For the seventh year in a row, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll has acknowledged St. Mary’s University for its outstanding commitment to service and civic engagement.
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 began in 2006. In 2011, St. Mary’s was one of just six colleges and universities to receive the Presidential Award, an honor given to top institutions in the nation for volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
“We are thankful for this honor because it confirms that we’re continuing our Catholic and Marianist tradition of community service and scholarship,” said St. Mary’s University President Thomas M. Mengler, J.D. “The faculty, staff and students of St. Mary’s are dedicated to putting our mission into action by working hand-in-hand with our neighbors and partners.”
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, such as 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.