Parable IMPACT Report 2013 : Page 12

CollegeS Edu C ation iN NeW hampShire Saint Anselm College 2,000 students Fostering service and civic engagement is an important part of the mission of this Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts college. Its Meelia Center for Community Engagement provides 18,000 volunteer CourteSy hours a year in Greater Manchester. Students tutor school children, serve at Kids Café, mentor girls with Girls Inc. and perform other acts of service for 30 agencies and organizations in the community. The New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library supports the college’s mission with programs open to both students and the general public at no cost. Every four years, presidential primary candidates visit the campus to participate in nationally televised debates, hold rallies, and make major policy announcements. Rivier University 2,373 students Rivier University in Nashua is not only recognized for its strong academic programs, but — inspired by the mission of the University’s founders, the Sisters of the Presentation CourteSy of Mary — Rivier students, faculty, and staff also engage in dialogue about basic human issues and actively work toward solutions in the local and world communities. Each semester, more than 100 Rivier University students volunteer in several agencies in the greater Nashua area including the Boys and Girls Club, the PAL Center After School Program, the Salvation Army, the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, the PLUS Company, and the Hunt Community. Students help serve meals, tutor and assist with after school and special programming, and participate in a variety of service projects as part of the University’s service learning program. Catholi C The College of Saint Mary Magdalen 67 students The College of Saint Mary Magdalen, a small liberal arts college in Warner, recently revised its curriculum to integrate Socratic study of the Great Books with the classical seven CourteSy liberal arts. The study of theology and an eight-semester series in philosophy and humanities are at the center of the integrated curriculum. In their junior and senior years, students complement these studies with concentrations in theology, philosophy, literature, or politics. Students also study in Rome during the spring semester of their sophomore year where they study art and architecture “on site” at museums and churches. A significant number of the students have gone on to graduate study, and about 10 percent of the graduates have become priests or other religious. The tuition is $26,500 for the academic year 2012-13, less than half the typical private-college tuition in New Hampshire, and the college strives to help families who need financial aid. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts 96 students Ryan McKenna (third from right) graduated from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in 2011. Ryan, a New Hampshire native, is now a law student at the University of New CourteSy Hampshire. “Thomas More College offers an invaluable liberal arts education,” he says. “Reading the greatest thinkers of Western Civilization hones the cognitive skills of young men and women and puts them at a substantial academic advantage with regard to reading comprehension, writing, reasoning, and analysis. The rigorous academic life and tight-knit community, bound by the common pursuit of wisdom, leads to the development of lasting friendships. I even met my wife at TMC and we just had our first son, Caleb Augustine. In summary, TMC provides an excellent educational platform which enhances its graduates’ ability to live out Christ’s call to serve.” 12 i MP AC t i nfo For more information, visit CatholiCnh.org /SChoolS

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