125,000 Hour Service Goal Achieved
Students, faculty, and alumni at The Catholic University of America have gone above and beyond the 125,000 hours of community service initiated by University President John H. Garvey last spring to commemorate the 125th anniversary since the school’s founding. They hit the target more than two months ahead of schedule.
The president’s goal of 125,000 service hours was surpassed during the week of January 15, and as of Wednesday, January 25, the university’s level of charitable deeds reached 135,000 hours. The momentous occasion was marked on the university’s service-hour thermometer located in the foyer of the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center.
Garvey called upon the university as a whole, including alumni, faculty and staff, to participate in the service challenge – an act which celebrates the founding principles of Catholic University since its beginning in 1887.
“It is with great pride in our student body — past and present — as well as our staff and faculty that I learn that we have surpassed that goal with nearly two and a half months to spare. Such an accomplishment, imbued as it has been with enthusiasm and the spirit of charity, expresses the heart of our mission as The Catholic University of America: to live in service to our Church and nation,” Garvey said in a press release.
Even as the university has surpassed the goal of 125,000 hours, service activities can still be recorded as part of Garvey’s initiative until Catholic University’s Founders’ Day celebration this coming April.