March 25, 2013: Connecting Through Community Service

Saint Joseph’s College has recently been honored with a distinct, national recognition. I am pleased to announce that the College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.

It is fitting that this was announced when many Saint Joseph’s students were participating in the 22nd annual Spring Break Workfest. From all over New England to Kentucky, these students volunteered their time, energy and group camaraderie to a number of projects for local communities.

The College’s service learning and volunteerism projects are an important part of the Saint Joseph’s experience. And every semester we are seeing the compassionate, creative ways which our students, staff, faculty and alumni all over the country and world are reaching out to their communities. These selfless acts provide opportunities for everyone involved – from the volunteers to those receiving aid – for a more peaceful and prosperous tomorrow.

I’d like to thank the many students who have participated in community service throughout the years, and to recognize the many faculty and staff members who not only volunteer to help others as well, but who demonstrate service leadership through the roles as mentors and friends to our students.

If you have participated in a Saint Joseph’s College volunteer opportunity and have strong memories of the experience, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share your memories and reflections using the reply form below.

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