IU Begins Chapter of Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors
Immaculata University announces that it will begin an Immaculata chapter of Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors. On Thursday, October 12, at 4 p.m., Catholic Relief Services Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations Joan Rosenhauer will be the keynote speaker for the kickoff event for the Immaculata chapter.
As the official international humanitarian agency of the United States Catholic community, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) reaches over 120 million people in over 100 countries regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. Through the CRS Student Ambassador program, college students around the United States join CRS in walking in solidarity with vulnerable communities and advocating, fundraising, and raising awareness for global social justice issues. This year, the Immaculata chapter of the CRS Ambassadors will be focusing on five social justice topics: human trafficking, migration/refugees, climate change, global hunger, and ethical trade.
Joan Rosenhauer has served at CRS since 2009. She oversees the U.S. operations, leading domestic programs and advocacy, and helping U.S. Catholics put their faith into action. In addition, she supervises marketing and communications strategies.
Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.