UDM was founded on the basis of helping others. The Jesuit Priests devote their lives to people. The goal here at UDM is still the same. This article has convinced me of it and makes me pretty proud to be a part of this faithful institution.
University of Detroit Mercy has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (2012), the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The announcement was made at the American Council on Education’s 94th Annual Meeting Ahead of the Curve on March 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA.
Launched in 2006, the Honor Roll annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.
“Honor Roll schools such as University of Detroit Mercy should be proud of their work to elevate the role of service-learning on their campuses,” said Eduardo Ochoa, the U.S. Department of Education’s assistant secretary for postsecondary education. Galvanizing their students to become involved in projects that address pressing concerns and enrich their academic experience has a lasting impact – both in the communities in which they work and on their own sense of\ purpose as citizens of the world. I hope we’ll see more and more colleges and universities following their lead.”
Ochoa will be congratulating the University personally as he will be the University’s keynote speaker at the McNichols Campus commencement on May 12, 2012 in Calihan Hall.
Volunteering is common practice at the institution and as part of UDM’s celebration of the inauguration of President Antoine M. Garibaldi, UDM employees and students have been invited to participate in additional community engagement activities on April 7-15 at various not-for profit agencies in metro Detroit.
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Easter. He is Risen.
Glenn Oppenlander II
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