December 13, 2013

Hamline Honored by President Obama and the Department of Education

Hamline University has been recognized by The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge for its commitment to interfaith work and community service. Hamline’s accomplishments were published in a US Department of Education report enumerating the institutions that responded to President Obama’s challenge. The intentional, community-based work done by the Wesley Center, student-led groups, and other offices serve as an example for institutions hoping to forge stronger community partnerships and challenge their students to critically reflect on what they do. Hamline’s citation emphasizes the Wesley Center’s interfaith collaboration work as well as the focus on hunger and homelessness through different programmatic initiatives and reflection opportunities. This distinction is a result of the hard work and dedication of three student leaders: Miranda Chimzar, Mia Jackman, and Amber Todd. They planned, organized, executed, and ultimately submitted the events that earned Hamline this recognition. Staff and students are already hard at work for the report to be submitted next year.