Rollins Honored for Community Service
March 06, 2013
Rollins has been
named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor
Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National
and Community Service(CNCS).
This marks the sixth consecutive year
the College received national recognition for its dedication to volunteering,
service-learning, and civic engagement.
students contributed more than 37,050 volunteer hours last year in education, health,
and disaster relief projects. Service-learning projects include:
the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
medical outreach and health advocacy
for migrant farmworker rights
- Recognizes higher education institutions
that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful
outcomes in their communities.
- Founded in 2006 and inspired by the
thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief
efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina
- A total of
690 higher education institutions were named to this year’s Honor Roll and of them, 113 received distinction.
- Of these awardees, five
institutions were selected as Presidential Winners, the highest honor a college or university can receive.
- In 2011, the College was among one of
six schools named as a Presidential Award recipient.
On campuses across the
country, millions of college students are engaged in innovative projects to
meet local needs, often using the skills learned in classrooms. Combined, the Honor Roll awardees engaged 3.1 million
students in community service for a total of 118 million service hours,
generating 2.5 billion dollars in value to communities across the country.
“Rollins commitment to community
continues to be recognized on both state and national levels,” said Micki
Meyer, director of community engagement
. “This commitment is the heart
of our mission and exemplifies an applied liberal arts education
in action. This
recognition also celebrates members and organizations in our community such as
schools, agencies, and non-profits that we are privileged to work with closely
everyday in joint efforts for social change and progress.”
the Corporation for National and Community Service
CNCS oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with theU.S. Departments of Education
and Housing and Urban Development
, Campus Compact
, and the American Council on Education
. Honorees are
chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and
innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is
embedded in the curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term
campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of
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