Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Road to Service

Where did April go?  Well, besides the Royal Wedding on April 29th, I had something else to celebrate.  One of my Department members Dr. Bill Stancil, received the prestigious Harry B. Kies Award for outstanding service.  He was commemorated at the annual Faculty Dinner that evening.

Bill has served the university in innumerable ways some of which are being a Department Chair, Chairing the Rank and Tenure Committee, and being the Director of the Rockhurst University Press.  Thanks to his selfless work, our centennial book, Rockhurst University the First 100 Years, was a success.  He likewise contributed significantly to our centennial celebrations.  Bill truly embodies our Jesuit values of service, magis, and cura personalis.

This same spirit is inculcated in our students.  The road to service is the road to personal enrichment and fulfillment.  By walking on such a path one leads by example and inspires others.  Rockhurst students have many opportunites to be engaged in Service Learning projects.  Check us out.

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