West Virginia University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth-consecutive year.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll annually recognizes institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
The Corporation for National and Community Service deemed WVU as a leader among institutions of higher education. The 2013 Honor Roll recipients were announced at the American Council on Education’s 95th Annual Meeting Leading Change on March 4 in Washington D.C.
“We congratulate the awardees and the students for their dedication to service,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. “These institutions have inspired students and faculty alike to roll up their sleeves and work alongside members of the community to solve problems and improve their neighbors’ lives.”
Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the CNCS has administered the award since 2006. WVU has received this award since its creation.
In 2012, 3.1 million college students dedicated more than 118 million hours of service across the country a contribution valued at $2.5 billion, according to the most recent Volunteering and Civic Life in America report. During 2012, WVU students contributed a total of more than 32,000 hours of community service.
A total of 690 higher education institutions were named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. A total of 113 institutions earned the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction.
“The recognition of such a high percentage of our members by such an elite distinction validates that our mission of deepening civic engagement is absolutely the right path for us to be taking. It re-energizes us to do even more and we congratulate our members receiving this distinction,” said Campus Compact President Maureen Curley.
For more information about this award, or to learn how you can volunteer, visit http://cce.wvu.edu/.
CONTACT: Leah Cunningham, Center for Civic Engagement
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