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Christendom College senior Henry Love was named one of the Diocese of Arlington’s “Volunteers of the Year” at a special awards ceremony held in Herndon, Virginia, on December 11. Love, who is student body vice president, joined other award winners at the annual Youth and Campus Ministry Appreciation Dinner, which honors the best youth and campus ministry workers each year.

Love has aided the campus community since the beginning of his college career and is recognized as one of the most driven students on campus. He served as one of the leaders of the college’s pro-life group Shield of Roses and helped found a homeless ministry club called Mother Teresa’s Children. In addition to this work, Love has also served on the student activities council, as junior class president and currently as student body vice president, and worked in the college’s operations department. All this in addition to his heavy course load as a mathematics major.

The award marks the capstone to four years of tremendous service at Christendom, where he has helped serve the rest of the Diocese of Arlington in the process.

“Henry has done it all at Christendom since his first day at the college, giving generously of his time for the betterment of the entire community,” says Director of Student Activities Marilyn Charba, who works with Henry on the student activities council. “He is one of the most driven students I’ve encountered at the college, giving 110% to everything he works on. It is wonderful to see him recognized by the Diocese in such a way.”

Love joins other Christendom students who have previously been named Volunteers of the Year by the Diocese, including alumni Thomas Hepler, John McFadden, Sara Federico, and Chris Roberts. In addition, alumnus and current philosophy professor Mike Brown won the Ex Corde Award in 2012 from the Diocese for his work with the college’s mission trips program.

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