Wheeling Jesuit Recognized Nationally for Community Service
Sophomores Patrick Washington, Marque Marry, and Emily Amos spent an afternoon working in one of the community gardens in East Wheeling.
Freshmen students, Torrie Landgraf, Amy Schattel, Rebecca Brown, Rachel Wadell, Erica Strope, and Sarah Sleevi, spent a Saturday at Catholic Neighbor-good sorting through thousands of donations with other WJU students.
Junior Amanda Schultz works on a housing project in East Wheeling.
WHEELING, W.Va. – Wheeling Jesuit University is being recognized once again for a commitment to community service.
For the second straight year, Wheeling Jesuit has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The honor roll recognizes the university as a national leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service learning and dedication to achieving meaningful outcomes in their local communities.
University Executive Vice President, Fr. James Fleming said the university is proud to once again receive this honor.
"We are proud to once again to be named to the President's Honor Roll for Community Service," said Fleming "Our tradition of academic based, service-learning, outreach service through Campus Ministry and service-immersion trips continue to be a cornerstone of a Wheeling Jesuit education. Nearly every student on campus is involved in service of some sort - locally, nationally or globally, and our Service for Social Action Center is an integral part of campus life."
Wheeling Jesuit students provided more than 26,000 hours of service during the 2011-12 academic year. Two hundred and fifty one students were engaged in academic service learning, and in total, 922 students engaged in community service of all sorts, according to the university.