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Notre Dame of Maryland University Named to 2012 President’s Honor Roll for Community Service

March 15, 2012

Notre Dame of Maryland University has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its community outreach partnerships, which resulted in more than 16,000 donated service hours in 2011.

Administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the annual Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities for exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. 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. 

“I am proud that our students are receiving national recognition for the work they do every day in the community,” said President Mary Pat Seurkamp. “Through Notre Dame’s partnerships with community based organizations, as well as volunteer initiatives across the country and around the world, our students are able to discover the moral and ethical dimensions of what they learn in the classroom, and to connect their personal aspirations with service and responsibility.”

Notre Dame’s legacy of service was handed down more than 116 years ago by its founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Among more than 40 community service partnerships is the School of Pharmacy AdvoCaring initiative, which last year enabled 138 students to provide needed healthcare services to 1,609 clients of 12 local agencies. Notre Dame’s mentoring program with the Sisters Academy, a Catholic middle school for low income girls, served 65 students, and clients of My Sister’s Place Women’s Center, a comprehensive resource center for homeless and poor women and their children, enjoyed 700 meals served by more than 40 students.

Notre Dame of Maryland University, founded as a Catholic liberal arts college in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, educates nearly 3,000 women and men enrolled in degree and certificate programs at its main campus in north Baltimore and at satellite centers in Maryland. The University encompasses a distinguished Women’s College, the first Catholic institution of its kind in America; a College of Adult Undergraduate Studies; a College of Graduate Studies, and an English language Institute, and includes Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Pharmacy. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Visit www.ndm.edu.