The University of Evansville has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education. This is the third time that the University has received this national recognition for its dedication to community service.
The 2013 Honor Roll reflects community service logged between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, a period when 2,077 UE students performed 19,167 hours of community service.
"Social responsibility is a core goal in the University of Evansville's strategic plan, so we're very proud to once again receive national recognition for our commitment to community service," said Thomas A. Kazee, president of the University of Evansville. "We applaud our students for giving their time and energy to make the community a better place."
"We congratulate the awardees and the students for their dedication to service," said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "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."
UE's major community service activities each year include the Freshman Service Project (in which freshmen fan out across the community to volunteer with approximately 20 nonprofit organizations), National Make A Difference Day (a half-day community service initiative across the nation), and UE Gives Back (a springtime program where students and student organizations are matched with local service agencies and community projects).
UE also was honored in the 2011 and 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for students performing more than 21,000 hours of service in the 2010-11 and 2008-09 academic years.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, admitted a total of 690 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. CNCS oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education.
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