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College of Mount Saint Vincent Presents Its Inaugural “Month of Service” in October
9/19/2013 - Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host its inaugural “Month of Service” as part of its Leaders in Service initiative for the month of October. The “Month of Service” builds on last year’s Day of Service, attended by 227 students who volunteered 465 hours.

This year, volunteers will collaborate with numerous agencies in the local community, including the Midnight Run, POTS Soup Kitchen, local elementary schools, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, Sister of Charity of New York, as well as participate in campus projects and student-led initiatives. Students will also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of service and the mission of the College.

Matthew Shields, Director for Campus Ministry says “Our Month of Service will be catalyst to ignite more avenues for our students to engage in opportunities of service and leadership all across campus with our dedicated administration, faculty, and staff serving as valuable mentors.”

The “Month of Service” will conclude with the “Pictures of Service” exhibit on November 7, 2013 in Benedict’s, Founders Hall. The gallery will feature photographs taken by students to portray and reflect upon their various service projects.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of  study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.

Media Contact:
Belle Hann
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345
belle.hann@mountsaintvincent.edu                

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Leah Munch
Coordinator for Campus Events & College Relations
(718) 405-3341
leah.munch@mountsaintvincent.edu