Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley noted that the campus is gratified to receive the honor which reflects the college's tradition of community service that is sewn deep into the culture of the school. "Every club, every team, every organization at out college has a community service component written into their charter," he said. "In addition to academic rigor fostering job-ready students, and a fully-wired campus encouraging technology-readiness for the future; we encourage our students to give back to their communities. We believe that community-readiness completes the picture of a well rounded person. These are fine students and great neighbors. We're proud of
their work and of this recognition."
A Fall 2011 Community Service Summary for Mount Aloysius College documented 4,733 hours of reported service donated through the school's Cultural Literacy Seminar, Student Activities, Athletics and Campus Ministries. The report noted that Mount Aloysius engaged 123 community organizations in 130 projects. The work involved also Mount Aloysius faculty and staff in activity involving economic opportunity, education, environmental concerns, health and wellness and assisted both veterans and deployed service personnel.
Sr. Helen Burns, RSM, vice president of mission integration at Mount Aloysius College echoed President Foley's sentiments regarding President's Community Service Honor Roll. "Our students learn to truly embrace the Mount Aloysius College values of justice, hospitality, mercy and service," she said. "This recognition by the President's Community Service Honor Roll affirms our students in their work and their commitment to our mission."
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
Source: Mount Aloysius College