3/23/2010 - Judson receives Presidential Honor for Community Service
Judson College is one of 18 women's colleges from the more that 700 colleges and universities named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Seventeen of these women's colleges were previously named to the Honor Roll, including Judson.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll awards, recognized the colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice. On campuses across the country, thousands of students joined their faculty to develop innovative programs and projects to meet local need using the skills gained in their classrooms.
"Congratulations to the awardees and students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities," said CNCS's CEO Patrick Covington.
"Our nation's students are a critical part of the equation and vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we face. They have achieved impactful results and demonstrated the value of putting knowledge into practice to help renew America through service."
College students make a significant contribution to the volunteer sector. Last year, 3.16 million students performed more than 300 million hours of service. Each year, the Corporation invests more than $150 million in fostering a culture of service in college campuses through grants awarded by its programs; the education awards that AmeriCorps members receive at the conclusion of their terms of service to pay for college; and through support of training, research, recognition, and other initiative to spur college service.
The Corporation oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers service-learning courses.
Additional information is available from the Women's Colleges Coalition website.
* Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.