The Catholic University of America

Nov. 10, 2011

CUA Over Halfway to 125,000 Service Hours

The students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Catholic University are now more than halfway to their goal of performing 125,000 hours of charitable service in the University’s 125th anniversary year.

On Nov. 8, alumnus Robert Devlin of Woodstock, Va., reported 200 service hours in the Cardinal Service Campaign. His charitable work put the University over the halfway mark.

Devlin, who earned a B.A. and M.A. in history in 1964 and 1970, respectively, volunteers at St. John Bosco Church and through the Father Cyrl Karlowicz Knights of Columbus Council No. 9002 in Woodstock. Devlin’s 200 hours consisted of yard work, food and health care runs, and prayer visitations for an elderly homebound couple.

In a brief ceremony at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Nov. 9, sophomore politics major Lauren Scharmer of Lakeville, Minn. — another big contributor to the service campaign — heralded the recent benchmark. On a large, sculpted wooden “thermometer” that gauges the campaign’s progress in increments of 2,500 hours, Scharmer flipped the marker to “62,500.”

This year, hours of charitable service may be logged in Catholic University’s Cardinal Service Commitment, a campaign marking the University’s 125th anniversary. In thanksgiving for more than a century of God’s blessings at Catholic University, students, alumni, faculty, and staff are striving to perform 125,000 hours of service by next Founders Day, April 10, 2012. For more information and to log hours, visit

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