RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 24, 2012) — A program at Cabrini College on Sept. 19 celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Wolfington Center, a centralized office on campus that helps to integrate students’ intellectual and spiritual development with commitments to social justice and human dignity.
Marcy and Eustace Wolfington were among those on campus to celebrate this milestone event. The Wolfingtons attended Mass, toured the Wolfington Center, and heard from students, faculty, and community partners on how the Center has helped augment the educational experience at Cabrini. The College also presented the Wolfingtons with a commemorative book on how impactful the Center has been over the past decade to the local and global communities Cabrini serves.
Since 2002, the Wolfington Center at Cabrini College has been at the forefront of many of the College’s key partnerships, including the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and the Community of Norristown.
Among the initiatives students have led through the Wolfington Center are promoting Fair Trade goods on campus, speaking with Guatemalan coffee farmers via Skype, organizing food and clothing drives, and forming organizations such as the CRS Ambassadors and the Community Service and Outreach Club.
The College estimates that, each year, Cabrini students log more than 12,000 hours of service to the community locally and internationally.
“The Wolfington Center has been a central locale for community-based learning through the lenses of Catholic social teaching and the College’s mission of providing an Education of the Heart,” said John Burke, Ph.D., executive director of the Wolfington Center.
“On a basic and concrete level, the Center encourages and supports students, faculty, staff, and administrators to engage in social justice through a personal connection with the poor and marginalized, from the local to the global level.”
Eustace Wolfington addressed bachelor’s degree candidates and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the May 2012 Commencement.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 2,000 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.