University Receives ELITE Award from Center for Racial Harmony

(LEBANON, Ill., October 27, 2015) — The Center for Racial Harmony honored McKendree University on Oct. 25 with its ELITE Award for significant contributions it has made to the local community.

ELITE stands for Extraordinary Leaders Impacting Today’s Environment. The award recognizes outstanding citizens and organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area for the work they do in their schools, churches, families and communities.

“McKendree University brings together faculty, staff, students and community members from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to engage in a mutual exchange of ideas and experiences, to encourage respect and understanding of human and cultural differences, and to embrace many viewpoints,” said Dr. James Dennis, president.” From class curricula, to guest speakers, to interfaith programs, to film discussions, to our Global Awareness Week activities, we offer a variety of activities that allow our students to experience and celebrate diverse perspectives.”

The Center for Racial Harmony in Swansea, Ill., works in partnership with community leaders, local schools, churches and neighborhood associations to offer programs and services that promote understanding, cooperation and communications among all races and ethnic groups.