Majority of NAC&U Members Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

120315-Honor-Roll-Logo-e1418068470702Nearly three-quarters of NAC&U’s membership were named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes higher education institutions that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. Two members — Nazareth College and the University of La Verne were among just four Presidential Finalists in their respective categories. Nazareth College was a finalist for its Economic Opportunity Community Service, and the University of La Verne was a finalist for Interfaith Community Service. Below are listings of each of the four categories of community service and the NAC&U members recognized in each of them.

General Community Service
The General Community Service category recognizes institutions that have made a commitment to improving the quality of life of off-campus community residents, particularly low-income individuals.

Stetson University

Honor Roll with Distinction:
Nazareth College
Wagner College
Stetson University
University of Redlands
Widener University
John Carroll University
Valparaiso University

Honor Roll:
Westminster College
Belmont University
Hamline University
North Central College
The University of Scranton
University of La Verne
Arcadia University
Ohio Northern University
University of Evansville
Drury University

Interfaith Community Service
Interfaith community service programs foster meaningful relationships among community members of differing faiths and backgrounds. Institutions recognized in this category demonstrate participation of campus and community faith-based organizations, including cooperation of faculty, staff, and students of diverse faiths and secular perspectives, in projects that tackle community challenges.

WestminsterHonorRollPresidential Finalist:
University of La Verne

Honor Roll with Distinction:
Nazareth College
University of La Verne
Stetson University
Hamline University

Honor Roll:
John Carroll University
St. Edward’s University
Westminster College

Economic Opportunity
The Economic Opportunity category recognizes institutions with service programs that build economic independence, increase family stability, and create more sustainable and resilient communities.

Presidential Finalist:
Nazareth College

Honor Roll with Distinction:
Stetson University
Valparaiso University

Honor Roll:
The University of Scranton
Hamline University

Education Community Service
The Education category recognizes institutions that have made a commitment to improving educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through undergraduate education.

Honor Roll with Distinction:
Stetson University
Widener University
John Carroll University
Valparaiso University

Honor Roll:
The University of Scranton
University of La Verne
University of Redlands
Belmont University
Westminster College
Hamline University

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