The Center for Global Education

The Center for Global Education is the office responsible for outgoing and incoming student and faculty exchanges. This includes study abroad and exchange programs, faculty exchanges, and short-term and semester-long faculty-led academic programs abroad. The center advises students on international opportunities and scholarship funding sources, and manages students’ applications and other paperwork. It provides pre-departure orientation for study abroad programs and opportunities for reflection upon students’ return. It also works to ensure the safety of the John Carroll community while abroad, through advising, insurance programs, and monitoring world events.

The center issues and maintains visa paperwork for degree-seeking students as well as student, faculty, and researcher exchange visitors. It is responsible for ensuring that international students maintain their status under the terms of their visas and University policies, authorizes work permission on and off campus, and orients new international students. The center also provides opportunities for international students to integrate into campus life and meet other international and domestic students, faculty, and staff. Contact: The Center for Global Education at, or visit the CGE website at, or call 216-397-4320.

The Center for Service and Social Action

The Center for Service and Social Action connects students and faculty to engaging opportunities for learning through service, community-based research, and civic engagement. The center also connects the campus with the community through mutual partnerships that are significant, eye-opening, and transformative. These high-impact learning experiences help the University realize the Jesuit goal of developing well-educated men and women who understand the realities of a changing world as well as what it means to stand in solidarity with those living in poverty and on the margins.

Through these dynamic opportunities and encounters, learning is deepened, awareness is broadened, and career paths are discovered or confirmed. The center embodies the mission and commitment of John Carroll University in the formation of men and women who “excel in learning, leadership, and service,” to build a more humane and just society.

Director: Sr. Katherine Feely, SND.

Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty prepares students through curricular and co-curricular experiences to work toward reducing poverty as they begin and progress through their professional lives. The consortium, to which John Carroll belongs, consists of approximately twenty universities and colleges dedicated to educating the next generation about poverty in this country and around the world. John Carroll students are selected to participate through a competitively reviewed application process for an eight-week, stipend-supported summer internship with an urban or rural organization that addresses the needs of society’s most vulnerable members. Academic Director: Dr. Margaret Finucane, The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre; Internship Director: Maryellen Callanan, Center for Service and Social Action.


Endowed Centers


The Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship

The Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship was created in 1999 with a gift from Mr. Muldoon, a 1948 John Carroll graduate, and a matching gift from the Boler Challenge Fund, to establish a permanent home for the entrepreneurship program of the University. The Muldoon Center’s objective is to inspire the John Carroll University campus and stakeholder communities to launch innovative change that creates value.

The Center guides curious students to identify and solve big problems and launch big solutions using their innate creativity and passion. The Center specifically supervises the following programs:

  • The entrepreneurship minor, which was developed with the assistance of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to leapfrog other programs in entrepreneurship by adopting “best practices” from the top programs in the country;
  • LaunchNET, which is a co-curricular, cross-campus program funded by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation that expands opportunities for students to develop and implement their ideas beyond the classroom;
  • Social Innovation Fellows is one of the four Signature Scholarship Programs available to incoming freshman. This program is a scholarship and growth opportunity for incoming John Carroll University freshmen dedicated to becoming social innovators and entrepreneurs inspired by Ignatian values. This fellowship produces graduates who can identify opportunities for innovation in the marketplace and can design and execute solutions for sustainable social change.

According to national statistics, 75% of all entrepreneurs today started as arts and sciences majors. Thus, the center offers any student, regardless of major, a unique series of opportunities to learn, apply, and practice their entrepreneurial skills in a real-world setting. The academic and co-curricular programs under the Muldoon Center umbrella allow students to develop their creativity, and innovative ideas, to work with and learn from business owners, and to participate in local, regional and national competitions. 

In addition, the center provides support for the Entrepreneurs Association (EA), a group of local private company business owners and professionals. The EA provides members with the opportunity to network, attend professional development programs, and mentor students.

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