Maryville Receives National Recognition for Community Service



For the second consecutive year, Maryville University has been included on the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

“We’re honored and proud,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD. “It’s a reflection of our commitment from all levels of the university, from students on up to the administration.”

The largest campus-wide initiative is Maryville Reaches Out, an annual day in the fall when classes are cancelled and the entire Maryville community – students, faculty, staff and alumni – devote their time and talent to helping out approximately 70 service agencies located throughout the Greater St. Louis region.

“This is a fitting tribute to our University’s commitment to the core value of civic engagement,” said Alden Craddock, PhD, associate vice president and director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Democracy.

The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service announces the annual Honor Roll award recipients, recognizing more than 700 colleges and universities for exemplary, innovative, and effective community service programs.

The Corporation 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.

About Maryville University

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in St. Louis, Missouri, and ranked by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Regional Universities – Midwest category. Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Approximately 3,700 students are enrolled through the College of Arts and Sciences, the John E. Simon School of Business, the School of Health Professions and the School of Education.