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2017 Mission Integration Award Winners

Congratulations to the Mission Integration Award Winners!

In the category of Dean of Students, Residence Life, Housing, and related: Providence College for the “Gentlemen of St. Joseph Hall” program. The goal of this program is to help men construct a godly and healthy concept of masculinity that include the five values of the residential community: respect, courage, integrity, compassion, and faith. Resident assistants and resident peer ministers work with the participants to explore what it means to be a brother, community member, and gentleman. 

In the category of Diversity and Inclusion: Siena College for the “Diversity Workshop in the Classroom & Diversity Education Peer Advisor Program (Diversity and Inclusion). The Damietta Cross-Cultural Center provides workshops in the classroom for faculty members and their students. Students are trained as “Solidarity Advisors” and facilitate two to three classroom workshops per semester. The overarching goal of the program is to highlight the habits of the Franciscan community and demonstrate acceptance and affirmation of the dignity and uniqueness of each individual from diverse backgrounds.

In the category of Student Activities, Leadership, and Orientation and related: St. Vincent College for the Benedictine Leadership Studies Program. The BLS program is a student affairs initiative in partnership with academic affairs and faculty to help students develop a meaningful understanding of God’s purpose. The program components include knowledge seminars, leadership conferences, internships, personal reflection, and a subsidized study-abroad trip. Up to twenty first-year students are selected during their first year and continue as a cohort throughout their college tenure.

The award recipients will be formally recognized at our annual ASACCU conference at Neuman University in Aston, PA from July 18-21.

Again, we offer our recipients our heartfelt congratulations.  


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