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Loyola University New Orleans receives President's Honor Roll Award for Service

Loyola press release - February 13, 2008

The Corporation for National and Community Service named Loyola University New Orleans to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its community service activities during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Loyola University was selected for the Honor Roll based on a number of campus service organizations working in the community, including Wolves on the Prowl, a community service day held nationally by alumni in cities across the country; Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP), a student-led volunteer organization which focused on racial justice in post-Katrina New Orleans; and as part of cultural community service, the Muslim Student Association, which raised more than $5,000 for local families affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Kurt Bindewald, dean of University Ministry, worked on the application for the award with Carol Jeandron, service learning specialist; Chris Cameron, director, Co-Curricular Programs for Student Affairs; and Rick Yelton, director of LUCAP. Bindewald says, "We are very proud that the hard work and commitment of the entire Loyola University community has been recognized. Thanks to the innovative talent of faculty and staff, the energy and selflessness of students, and positive receptivity of our community partners, Loyola continues to grow in our mission of being women and men with and for others in faith."

Launched in 2006, the President's Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness 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.

Overall, the Community Service Honor Roll awarded six schools with Presidential Awards, four schools as Special Achievement Award winners, 127 as Honor Roll With Distinction members, and 391 schools as Honor Roll members. In total, 528 schools were recognized. A complete list is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5888 or publaff@loyno.edu