Catawba placed on honor roll
SALISBURY ó Catawba College has been honored for the third consecutive year with a place on the 2010 Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to Americaís communities. The recognition was made by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Presidentís High Education Community Service Honor Roll is an annual recognition program that celebrates exemplary commitment to service and volunteering from institutions of higher education. 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 innovation 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.
Overall, the corporation honored more than 600 colleges and universities for exemplary, innovative and effective community service awards. 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. A full list is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America, a program that supports service learning in schools, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations. For more information, go to www.nationalservice.gov.