RCGA selects Maryville University as `Top 50′ Award Winner


Maryville University has been selected by the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA) as a recipient of the 2011 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Businesses Shaping our Future Award. This marks the third consecutive year Maryville has been recognized as a leader by the RCGA.

The award is presented to institutions and companies that significantly contribute to the business community and positively impact the region. “At Maryville University, we’re continuing our long tradition of cultural and economic contributions to the St. Louis area. We’re proud to receive RCGA recognition for the work we do enhancing the region,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD.

“Maryville’s outreach efforts enrich the St. Louis community and help our students learn about the importance of civic engagement. Maryville Reaches Out, a day of service, allows more than 1,000 volunteer students, alumni and faculty to assist with projects in more than 40 area zip codes.  Internationally, Maryville is a leading provider of democracy education in countries such as Morocco, Ukraine, Poland and South Africa through federal and private funding of our educational efforts in those countries.”

The 16th Annual Greater St. Louis Top 50 Awards will be presented during a dinner ceremony on Monday, Nov. 14. The program is co-sponsored by the RCGA and RubinBrown. Other sponsors include Ameren Corporation, Edward Jones, M&I Bank, Thompson Coburn LLP, KMOX Radio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, stltoday.com and St. Louis Commerce magazine.

About Maryville University

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in St. Louis, Mo., and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the National Universities category. Maryville students may choose from 50 undergraduate, 10 master’s and four doctoral degree programs. Nearly 3,900 students are enrolled at Maryville through the College of Arts and Sciences, John E. Simon School of Business, School of Health Professions and the School of Education.