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Loyola named to 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

| By Nick Alexopulos
Loyola University Maryland York Road Community Day 2014
Loyola students paint a fire hydrant along York Road during a community day hosted by the York Road Initiative (photo courtesy York Road Initiative)

For the eighth consecutive year, Loyola University Maryland has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community challenges.

“I am thrilled that once again our dedicated students have been nationally recognized for their deep commitment to living a life of service,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola. “This honor further affirms our own commitment as a Jesuit university to developing innovative leaders who become the source of meaningful change for those experiencing need in communities all over the world.”

Loyola joins 765 other U.S. colleges and universities included on the 2014 list of honorees.

The Honor Roll covers the 12-month period ending June 30, 2013. During that time Loyola students engaged in more than 73,000 hours of community service through the York Road Initiative, Center for Community Service and Justice, WLOY, Relay For Life, and other Loyola student and administrative organizations. In 2012, 3.1 million college students dedicated more than 118 million hours to service across the country, a contribution valued at $2.5 billion. 

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees can be found at nationalservice.gov/HonorRoll.

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