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Educating Leaders Who Build Communities.
As a Marianist and Catholic university, we are called to more than service. We are called to learning. We are called to leadership. We are called to justice. We are called to build community.
Carrying out the University of Dayton's vision as a national leader in educating community builders, the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community initiates and sustains partnerships with urban neighborhoods and larger communities for both comprehensive community building and as a context for connected learning and scholarship. The Center stimulates, coordinates and facilitates learning and scholarship throughout the University, within the community and between the two.
WRGT-TV/Fox 45 reports
Members of the Fitz Center's Dayton Civic Scholars show their support for the City of Dayton's recent approval of the proposal to create a free music venue in Downtown Dayton. Plans for the Levitt Pavilion have moved to the design stage and construction is slated for spring 2017.
WDTN-TV/Channel 2 reports on the River Stewards' two-day kayak trip down the Great Miami River.
First Place Business Plan
Jessica Kerr, an intern for the Fitz Center's Community Engaged Learning program, won first place and $25,000 for her idea for Aer, an at-home lung function monitor in the University of Dayton's 10th annual Business Plan Competition. Jessica will graduate in May 2016 with majors in marketing and entrepreneurship from the School of Business Administration.
Dayton Civic Scholar receives Ping Service Award
Ian Dollenmayer, a senior Political Science and Philosophy double-major and Dayton Civic Scholar has received a 2015-16 Charles J. Ping Service Award by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to public service through higher education. The Ping Award honors students for their outstanding leadership and many contributions to their campus and community.
UD student named Newman Civic Fellow
Kayla McLaughlin, a sophomore Operations and Accounting/Communications double-major and Dayton Civic Scholar has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to public service through higher education. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders working to find solutions to challenges in their communities.
Read about the events, the activities and the people that make the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community a strong force in the Greater Dayton community. The stories in our newsletter, Community Leader will inspire you to become involved in a myriad of ways.