LMU Ranked Among Top Schools for Students’ Commitment to Service Work
Loyola Marymount University ranks among the nation’s top 20 schools for “Students Most Engaged in Community Service,” according to the Princeton Review’s 2017 guide to The Best 381 Colleges.
LMU’s No. 12 rank in the newly released guide underscores the student body’s commitment to service and justice; LMU students typically log more than 200,000 volunteer hours annually at local, domestic and international nonprofits, including medical facilities, after-school programs, homeless shelters, refugee centers, legal aid clinics and other organizations.
“The Center for Service and Action encourages students to go beyond the campus to learn more about the issues that face people who live in the Greater Los Angeles area. Through service and accompaniment, LMU students learn first-hand about the struggles so many neighborhoods face,” Center Director Pam Rector said. “Through these connections, students understand more about the needs of the people and are encouraged to work with community members to create a more just world.”
LMU’s community-based learning courses encourage students to deepen their engagement in academic coursework through related service opportunities. The university offers 17 domestic and international immersion trips through its Alternative Break and Ignacio Companion programs.
The Princeton Review surveyed 143,000 students from colleges across the country to determine how schools fared in categories such as academics, quality of life and extra-curricular activities including community service.
Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.
Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.
Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.
Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.
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