FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Student Receives Scholar of Promise Service Award
Loyola4Chicago Student Volunteers Earn Award Through Memorable Service
CHICAGO, March 14, 2008 – Loyola University Chicago student, Ashley Viager, has been awarded the Scholar of Promise Service Award by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Ashley is a member of NSCS, which in conjunction with America’s Promise Alliance, recognizes young people for outstanding community service, while encouraging others to serve as well.
Ashley is being recognized for her work with Loyola4Chicago, an organization sponsored by Loyola’s Mission and Ministry office, which brings students together in groups and encourages them to participate in four hours of community service each week at the same location for at least one year. Ashley spent her time volunteering at the Chicago Jesuit Academy where she tutored under-privileged fourth- and fifth-grade boys in a variety of courses.
“The Scholar of Promise Award is a great way to recognize students for their commitment to service, which is one of the pillars of NSCS,” said Stephen E. Loflin, executive director of NSCS. “Ashley is an excellent example of what making a difference is all about, and her dedication is an inspiration to us all.”
The NSCS supports individual service efforts to improve the lives of children and recognizes those individuals as Scholars of Promise. In partnership with America’s Promise Alliance for Youth, NSCS encourages its members to provide young people with the fundamental needs that every child deserves. Members who complete 50 hours of youth-oriented community service within a 12-month term receive a signed certificate and letter from America’s Promise and are recognized on the NSCS Web site.
About The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, and is based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership, and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 550,000 lifetime members and 228 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,500 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s ten schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News & World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities,” and named the University a “best value” in its 2008 rankings. For more information, please visit our Web site at LUC.edu.