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Micah Program Celebrate 20 Years of Living and Learning for Others


Saint Louis University’s Micah Program celebrated 20 years of living and learning for others during SLU’s 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend last month. More than 100 Micah alumni returned to celebrate a reunion event.

Micah Program 20th Anniversary

More than 100 alumni returned to SLU to celebrate their time as members of its Micah Program during the program's 20th Anniversary celebration. Submitted photo

Scott Ragland, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, led off the celebrations with a toast to honor the program’s new first-year students. The event included introductions of the program’s professors and staff, tours of the Micah community in Marguerite Hall, class photo shoots and meetings with current Micah student leaders.

Program alumni, current students and SLU staff planned the event. Another anniversary celebration is planned in December.

The Micah Program was born in the mid-1990s when Michael Garanzini, S.J., then-University academic vice president, proposed strengthening students' connections between residence halls, classrooms, the University and surrounding urban neighborhoods. In 1997, the program accepted its first class of students under the direction of its current director, Donald Stump, Ph.D.

The Micah Program seeks to fulfill SLU's mission by focusing on pillars of faith, community, academics, service and leadership, and welcomes students from all faiths and all areas of study. To learn more, visit the program or Facebook to view photos from the event.