Quincy University is recognizing area homeowners yards to encourage community pride and promote excellent lawn and property care in the neighborhoods surrounding QU.  The university will be recognizing homes in the area from 14th to 24th streets and from Broadway to Seminary Rd.

  “At Quincy University, we are proud of our great relationship with the city and region.  In particular, our neighbors near campus do so much to create a wonderful environment for our students, families, faculty, and staff,” said QU President Brian, McGee, Ph.D.

“We wanted to demonstrate our appreciation for the many beautiful yards and homes near QU, which show our Quincy pride and make a great impression on our students and families. It’s our small way of saying thank you to some of our many good neighbors.”

Homeowners will be recognized with a letter from the president and a sign to put in their yard that says, “Quincy University Neighborhoods Yard of the Month.”  In addition, homeowners will receive QU sports passes and t-shirts.

“I am glad to see Quincy University recognizing the neighborhood pride in the area surrounding the campus,” said Jeff Bergman, second ward alderman for the City of Quincy. “This program will highlight the pride in ownership that many of our neighbors exhibit.”

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is celebrating 160 years as a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts, residential university. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with each student to design a customized success plan to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275. Quincy University. Success by Design.