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Concordia Honored Nationally for Service Work

CU Named to U.S. President’s Community Service Honor Roll

Concordia University was recognized on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year. The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities for their commitment to and achievement in service to America's communities.

"What's good for the community is good for Concordia University," says Concordia President Charles Schlimpert, who also serves as chair of the board for Oregon Campus Compact, the statewide organization dedicated to strengthening Oregon's narrative of student service and leadership. "It is a tremendous honor to receive national recognition for the 251,000 hours of volunteer service contributed to the community by Concordia students, faculty and staff."

Concordia contributed more than 251,000 volunteer service hours during 2012, serving an estimated 10,000 people, including 5,000 youth in the local community and worldwide.

Organizations that support Concordia's volunteer efforts, include: Pacific Power Foundation, State Farm Youth Advisory Board, Jubitz Family Foundation, Oregon Campus Compact, The Nike Community Fund through the Oregon Community Foundation, Nike's Back Your Block, the Oak Foundation, and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, among others.

College students make a significant contribution to the volunteer sector; in 2012, 3.1 million students contributed 118 million hours of service, an equivalent of $2.5 billion in dollar value. For more about the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, visit www.nationalservice.gov/about/initiatives/honorroll.asp.

For more about Concordia's Office of Service Leadership, and to read about Concordia's commitment to community engagement, visit www.cu-portland.edu/community.