June 06, 2011
University of Missouri News Bureau, firstname.lastname@example.org, (573) 882-6211
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency.
“This is a great honor that recognizes the wonderful spirit of community service our campus has embraced broadly and is intentionally embedded in the curriculum through the Office of Service Learning,” said Jim Spain, vice provost for Undergraduate Studies at MU.
The honor roll annually recognizes higher education institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to community service. MU also was named to the honor roll in 2009.
The corporation chooses honor roll recipients based on the variety and originality of service projects, percentage of students who participate in service activities, incentives for service and number of service-learning courses offered by the school.
“The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll reflects campus-wide efforts to create the expectation of service to the community as part of the fabric of undergraduate education at MU,” said Anne-Marie Foley, director of the university’s Office of Service Learning. “We hope to engage our students in service internationally, nationally and locally and to educate future leaders for public service.”
The Office of Service Learning works to combine community service and student instruction through academic coursework. During the 2010-2011 academic year, nearly 3,800 MU students participated in about 160,000 hours of service learning throughout the Columbia community.