Furman University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.
The Corporation for National & Community Service has administered the award since 2006, and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the part colleges and universities play in solving community challenges, with the mission of encouraging students to pursue a lifelong path of civic engagement.
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. Contributing 12,000 service hours, Furman was honored in this category for its work in a range of organizations addressing wellness, recreation, special needs, and sustainability, among other concerns.
Honorees are chosen based on a series of factors including the scope and innovation of service projects and measurable community outcomes. Says Nancy Cooper, volunteer services coordinator for Heller Service Corps, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award. It speaks to the dedication and commitment to service among our student body. Furman has a long history of service learning and believes strongly in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in their communities.”
For more information contact Nancy Cooper at (864) 294-2900, or email@example.com. More information about Heller Service Corps may be found at www.hellerservicecorps.org. The full list of Honor Roll members may be found at this link.