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LA ROCHE COLLEGE NAMED TO PRESIDENTIAL HONOR ROLL FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE


2/20/2009

PITTSBURGH– The Corporation for National and Community Service honored La Roche College on Feb. 9 with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.

“We are thrilled to be recognized in this way, and we’re proud of the efforts made by our students,” said La Roche College President Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D. “We have always known that our students have contributed to the greater good of our community and its residents. This recognition is testament to their good work.”

Launched in 2006, the 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 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.

“We focus many of our activities on projects that are oriented toward children and the elderly – so we cover a broad scope of service,” said Sister Elena Almendarez, CDP, associate campus minister for service and justice at La Roche. “We also do things for people with disabilities, families who are struggling with parenting issues, the homeless, and organizations dedicated to animal welfare.”


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