Queens Celebrates Win with Carolina Panthers and CMS
Students, faculty and staff donate more than 80,000 community service hours to the Charlotte area and beyond
One year after the Carolina Panthers challenged the students, faculty and staff of Queens University of Charlotte to perform 75,000 hours of community service throughout the 2011-12 academic year, it was announced today that Queens did indeed meet...and exceed....that goal.
Our motto at Queens is 'Not to be served, but to serve,' and through our 80,353 hours of service this year I'm confident we're living our motto in a meaningful way," said Dr. Pamela Davies, president of Queens University of Charlotte. "Collectively we gave more than 80,000 hours to the greater Charlotte area, working with 688 organizations locally as well as across the globe. Even our alumni were involved, donating many hours of their time to this effort. I'm proud of the entire Queens community for coming together to make a difference in the world."
In September of 2011, the Carolina Panthers via Sir Purr, challenged Queens to perform 75,000 hours of service throughout the school system and beyond, marking the first cooperative community service program among the organizations. Sedgefield Elementary School was identified as a key community service partner in 2011 and teachers identified areas of need throughout the school year for Queens to offer assistance.
"Volunteering at Sedgefield had more of an impact on my life than any other service activity I have ever taken part in. I became not only more humble, but felt even more blessed," said Whitney Liotti, a Queens' student. "A young girl told me she dreamed of attending Queens when she grew up. In that moment I realized my reality was another child's dream. The impact of this experience made me value my education at Queens to its fullest and heightened my desire to be my best as a Queens' student and Sedgefield volunteer."
A celebration was held on Queens' campus to mark the winning achievement. President Pamela Davies was accompanied by Ivy Gill, Sedgefield principal.
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