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Mount Union College Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

February 14, 2008

callieandindigoMount Union College was named to the United States President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, acknowledging excellence in community service in the Alliance community by members of the Mount Union community.

This is Mount Union’s second consecutive year to be listed on the Honor Roll. In addition, the College has moved up a level from last year and is being recognized with distinction for their exemplary service efforts and, in particular, service to disadvantaged youth.

The Honor Roll was created in response to President Bush’s Call to Service. Colleges and Universities have been asked to build upon their missions in support of their local communities and the nation as a whole through their volunteer services. It the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

“I was ecstatic to find out that we had not only been named to the Honor Roll again, but had gone up a tier,” said Amanda Espenschied-Reilly, director of service-learning and community service.  “The honor roll’s special focus this year is youth outreach, an area in which Mount Union College excels. Our students are involved in many worthwhile programs, including the Dowling Mentor Program, G.I.F.T. and Project Inspire that make such a difference in the lives of area youth.  This recognition is for everyone at Mount Union that participates in community service and service-learning and I think it is well deserved.”

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the USA Freedom Corps and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development.

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