University Honored for Enhancing Economy

September 09, 2011

University_HonoredSaint Leo University received the 2011 Special Contribution Award Wednesday evening during the Pasco Economic Development Council’s 25th Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet, held at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, FL. The award is given to a nonprofit institution that has made significant contributions to the economic development and quality of life in Pasco County, the Florida county where the university was founded in 1889.

university_honored 2 The audience of nearly 500 business people and elected officials attending the program were shown a video highlighting important developments and attributes of life at University Campus, including: the six core values, the opening of the new building for the Donald R. Tapia School of Business, renovations to the biology laboratory, the new softball field, educational support for the military, community service work efforts, and more.

University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. gratefully accepted the award on behalf of the university.

More details are covered in this St. Petersburg Times story.