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Loyola named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

| By Nick Alexopulos

Loyola University Maryland has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education.

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the initiative celebrates the transformative power and volunteer spirit that exists within the higher education community. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Loyola has been named to the Honor Roll.

“I am thrilled that Loyola’s commitment to service has once again been recognized by this esteemed organization,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Loyola’s president. “Our outreach to the community is a key component of the Loyola experience, not just for our students, but our faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni as well.”

Loyola’s application for the Honor Roll cited such wide-ranging programs as the university’s longstanding partnership with Beans & Bread in Baltimore, a day resource center for people who are homeless; the Loyola Clinical Centers, a graduate training facility with three locations that provides state-of-the-art training to students and counseling, assessment, and tutoring services on a sliding fee scale for those in need; and the York Road Initiative, which brings together the Loyola and Govans communities to improve the quality of life for all persons living, working, and learning in the Govans neighborhood just east of campus.

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. A full list of honorees is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.

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