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April 20, 2018 - A faculty member and two administrators from King’s College were presenters at the Fifth Summit on Global Service Learning which was held recently at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Margarita Rose, professor of economics, and Dr. William Bolan, director of the Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning at King’s, both were presenters for the workshop titled “Dignity and Justice in Global Service Learning.”  Two of the four goals of the session were to present evidence to attendees that “global” service learning can be effective domestically and does not have to occur overseas and to review strategies of developing effective community partners.

Margaret Kowalsky, director of the Study Abroad Program at King’s, was a presenter for the “Transformative Service Learning Programs: Tools from the Catholic Relief Services Approach to Partnership.”  Participants learned how the Catholic Relief Services campus partnerships allow students to advocate in the United States for policies that address the root causes of poverty and violence overseas.

King’s College has been named to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll nine consecutive year, or every year of the honor roll’s existence.  King’s was recently one of only 32 colleges and universities in the country chosen to receive the “Seal of Excellence,” a distinction from Generation Study Abroad, an organization formed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to increase the number of US students studying abroad.

Pictured from left, is Bolan, Kowalsky, and Rose.