Marymount Honored by Arlington Homeless Shelter

Marymount University was honored by Susan’s Place with a certificate for the outstanding volunteer service provided by the school’s Campus Ministry. The presentation took place at an Aug. 12 breakfast ceremony at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. 

Located minutes from Marymount’s campus, Susan’s Place provides permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless adults who suffer from a mental and/or physical impairment. Volunteers from Campus Ministry cook, serve meals and talk with residents of Susan’s Place once a month, with the goal of providing a positive atmosphere. Susan’s Place is operated by the nonprofit agency New Hope Housing.

Andrew Boehme, a junior from Burke who is on Campus Ministry’s service team, accepted the award on behalf of Marymount. A fine arts major with minors in ceramics and theology, Burke was initially drawn to MU because of its small size and proximity to his hometown. “But once I got on campus, I was so impressed with the commitment to service to others, which is really emphasized as a way of life here,” Boehme said.

Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.