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Mount Receives Recognition for Community Service

June 3, 2011

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Mount Union has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Mount Union as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
 
Students at Mount Union are highly active in community service as many participated in Up ’til Dawn, Make a Difference Week, The Dowling Mentor Program, Raider Relief, Relay for Life and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, among other service-oriented projects and events throughout the year. Students’ dedication and commitment to service and civic engagement is living proof that Mount Union is fulfilling its mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship.
 
“As members of the class of 2011 cross the stage to pick up their diplomas, more and more will be going into the world with a commitment to public service and the knowledge that they can make a difference in their communities and their own lives through service to others, thanks to the leadership of these institutions,” said Patrick A. Corvington, chief executive officer of CNCS.  “Congratulations to Mount Union and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities.  We salute all the Honor Roll awardees for embracing their civic mission and providing opportunities for their students to tackle tough national challenges through service.”
 
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.
 
CNCS 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, visit www.nationalservice.gov.
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