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Gainesville Education Center Donates Drinking Water to Flint, MI Residents

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

A state of emergency was declared in the northern city in January 2016 by the governor and later by President Barack Obama. Problems began when the city started using the Flint River as its water source in April 2014. The drinking water was compromised and a series of problems culminated with lead contamination, which created a serious public health danger. State regulators never required that the river water be treated to make it less corrosive, causing lead from plumbing and pipes to leach into the water supply, according to MLive.com.

Inspired to help those affected by the water crisis in Flint, MI, Saint Leo University’s Gainesville Education Center was “flooded” in recent weeks with donations of bottled water. Read more about their efforts and how you can help too!

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South Hampton Roads Student Displaced by Fire Perseveres

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Feb 23, 2016 9:07:25 AM

Criminal Justice Major Loses Everything Including Textbooks

Not even a fire can keep Brittani Bohn from completing her Saint Leo education. Bohn, 27, a criminal justice student at the South Hampton Roads Education Center, lost everything the evening of February 13 when a four-alarm blaze damaged 14 buildings, including eight that were destroyed, in Norfolk, VA. Thirty to 40 people were displaced from their homes, including Bohn.

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Saint Leo Observing Black History Month With Virginia, Georgia, University Campus Events

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Feb 9, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Several of Saint Leo University’s education centers and offices as well as University Campus are observing Black History Month with special programs. The university is recognized as a leader in educating minorities and is consistently ranked among the top 100 degree-granting institutions for minority students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. The November 2015 issue ranked the university No. 27 among Top 100 Degree Producers for African-American Master’s Degrees, across all disciplines.

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Education Centers Share Sense of Social Responsibility

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Jan 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Giving back and building a sense of community are key elements of Saint Leo University’s education centers and offices. Not only do the centers give to charities during the holidays, but they also contribute throughout the year.

Read more to see what our Education Center's are doing to promote our core value of community in their area.

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Family Ties Bond 2015 Virginia Saint Leo Graduates

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on May 28, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Pulling together as a family, encouraging each other, helping and offering support when needed: these are only a few of the shared traits of recent Saint Leo University Virginia-region graduates. Commencement took place on May 16, at the Hampton University Convocation Center with more than 715 students earning degrees. And for many, it was a family affair.

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Tampa Education Center MBA student, family to appear on Family Feud

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Apr 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

“Good answer, good answer.” Mike Eligon (pronounced Ella-gon), of Tampa, an MBA student at Saint Leo University’s Tampa Education Center, and his family heard that famous phrase during their recent appearance on the game show Family Feud.

 The Eligon family’s shows are scheduled to air at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 13; Tuesday, April 14; and Wednesday, April 15, on WTTA-TV, Great 38 Tampa. It is on Channel 6 and 1006 on Bright House Networks, Channel 14 and Channel 514 on Verizon Fios.

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Tallahassee Student Veteran Aided by Faithful Service Dog

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 19, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Twenty-one year U.S. Navy veteran and Saint Leo University Tallahassee Education Center student Bryan Wimberly recently was featured in a story and video produced by Tallahassee Community College. Wimberly, a TCC alumni, is pursuing a psychology degree at Saint Leo, and plans to work with veterans with a specialty in veteran homelessness. 

With a 4.0 GPA, Wimberly was selected as the student speaker for Saint Leo’s Tallahassee commencement ceremony that will take place 7 p.m., Friday, May 22, in the Turner Auditorium, in TCC's Fine & Performing Arts Center.

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Speakers Scheduled For Black History Month

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Feb 19, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Education Centers, University Campus hosting special speakers for Black History Month

February is designated as Black History Month, which began in 1926 as “Negro History Week,” and was created by Carter G. Woodson, a noted black historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. In 1976, it became a month-long celebration. February was selected to honor the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, an African-American statesman, orator, and author, and President Abraham Lincoln, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

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Saint Leo University Honored for Military Partnership: Northeast Florida Education Center

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Jan 7, 2015 3:15:00 PM

Saint Leo University has a long history of educating military personnel, their spouses, and families – especially at the more than 40 education centers and offices. Today, Saint Leo serves military students in seven states and worldwide.

The university understands the challenges of those servicemembers and its veteran students, and works with them to accommodate schedules and make education available.  

 

Recently, the Northeast Florida Center, along with the School District of Clay County (FL), was chosen by the Military Child Education Coalition as one of five recipients selected nationally to receive the 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award.  The school district received the highest honor in the category of Exemplary Partnership among school district, military installation, community organizations, and higher education institutions. 

 

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Education Centers Make Difference in Local Communities

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Dec 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

 

From donating warm coats and gloves, to purchasing teddy bears and books, to partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program, Saint Leo University’s education centers and offices are busily collecting items and helping others this holiday season.

Students, faculty, and staff at the more than 40 education sites are living the university’s core value of responsible stewardship and the Benedictine value of community on which the university was founded by giving to those less fortunate in more than seven states.  

 

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
- Mother Teresa

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