Emily Mastin, LUCAP Chair and Ignacio Volunteers Team Leader, wins MLK Community Service Award

Wed, 01/27/2016

Emily Mastin, a senior in the College of Social Sciences, received the Martin Luther King Community Service Award in recognition of outstanding service to the community over the last year.  One student each from Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University, and Xavier University was recognized during the 30th Annual MLK Week for Peace Convocation on January 20th.

                Mastin, a senior majoring in Political Science with a double minor in Psychology and Women’s Studies, has served as a project leader and Executive Board member of the Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP). This year, Mastin is chairperson of LUCAP and oversees all of the organization’s service projects and leadership development opportunities. As chairperson, Mastin also attended the President’s Interfaith Community Service Campus Challenge in Washington, D.C. in October where she co-presented about LUCAP’s organization model.

                In addition to her leadership roles in LUCAP, Emily has also been a team leader for the Ignacio Volunteers service immersion program in Jamaica and is serving as team leader for the new South Africa program in summer 2016.

In her application for the award, Emily states: “I believe that as a leader in service and advocacy programs at Loyola I have a responsibility, or rather an opportunity, to create and inspire commitment to service in my peers so that they may educate their whole self – this is what I strive to do as the Chairperson of LUCAP and as a team leader.” Congratulations on a well-deserved honor, Emily!