3/5/2008 - Judson receives distinguished national community service award
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Judson College to the "President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll" for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth in 2007.
Launched in 2006, the "Community Service Honor Roll" is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.
Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
The Honor Roll is jointly sponsored by the Corporation, through its "Learn and Serve America" program, and the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Overall, the "Community Service Honor Roll" awarded six schools with Presidential Awards. In addition, four schools were recognized as "Special Achievement Award" winners, 127 as "Honor Roll With Distinction" members and 391 schools as "Honor Roll members."
In total, 528 schools were recognized.
A full list is available on the web at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.
“The faculty and students of Judson College take seriously the admonitions of Christ in the 25th chapter of Matthew to aid those in need in our community and around the world," said Judson president Dr. David Potts. "The 'President’s Honor Roll' serves as an affirmation of this commitment to do good. We are pleased to be listed.”
In congratulating the winners, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings said, “Americans rely on our higher education system to prepare students for citizenship and the workforce. We look to institutions like these to provide leadership in partnering with local schools to shape the civic, democratic and economic future of our country.”
* Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department