Avila students were recognized recently for their service in the Kansas City community with a proclamation bestowed by the city’s mayor, Mark Funkhouser. The proclamation was handed out Dec. 5, 2010, to coincide with the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development.
The day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly Dec. 17, 1985 to thank volunteers and volunteer organizations around the world for their efforts and to increase public awareness of their contributions.
In this photo, Avila students (left to right) Anthony Kinnard (junior), Emily Byrne (senior) and Teresa Kuppinger (junior) with Funkhouser (right) shaking their hands.
About Avila University
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.