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November 25, 2013

BALTIMORE—Karyl B. Leggio, dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University, received the GEDCO Leadership Award at GEDCO’s annual Thanksgiving Tribute Nov. 14. GEDCO, a nonprofit supporting affordable housing and providing community, senior and homeless services in North Baltimore, selected Leggio for leading her students in creating a sustainable business plan for GEDCO.

“The work of Dean Leggio’s Sellinger School students, under her guidance, will help GEDCO to continue to provide caring and compassionate communities for years to come,” said Nicole Battle, CEO of GEDCO and a Sellinger School 2008 graduate. “This award honors individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to the fulfillment of the mission of GEDCO and to the advancement and well-being of the Baltimore community.”

Among Leggio’s accomplishments, she has received grants for research projects, to include the GEDCO project. Her experience also includes developing customized executive education offerings, designing curriculum, developing centers for excellence and partnering in the business community.

Leggio serves on several boards to include the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Downtown Partnership, the Center Club, International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and the Society of Self Fellows at the University of Kansas.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in Jesuit traditions emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility and a global perspective. With more than 100 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate studies and graduate part-time, weekend and full-time MBA, finance and certificate programs on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia and Timonium, Md. (

GEDCO is a nonprofit in north Baltimore that in partnership with faith communities provides community, homeless and senior services and also contributes to real estate development in order to build caring and compassionate communities. (

Pictured left to right: Terry Sawyer, vice president for administration at Loyola University Maryland; Karyl Leggio, dean of Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management; and Sal Leggio

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