Concordia Recognized on President’s Community Service Honor Roll
Concordia University was recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second year in a row.
The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities for their commitment to and achievement in service to America's communities.
"It's enough of an honor to give service to our community, but we’re thrilled to again be recognized on the President's Community Service Honor Roll," said Scott Ferguson, assistant director of Service Leadership for Concordia University.
Each year, the Concordia University community contributes more than 223,000 service hours in the community through practicum, internships and service learning projects. These programs serve an estimated 10,000 people, including 5,000 youth.
"Congratulations to the awardees and students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities," said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National & Community Service. "Our nation's students are a critical part of the equation and vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we face. They have achieved impactful results and demonstrated the value of putting knowledge into practice to help renew America through service."
College students make a significant contribution to the volunteer sector; in 2009, 3.16 million students performed more than 300 million hours of service. For more about the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, visit: http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/higher_ed_honorroll.asp.
For more about Concordia's Office of Service Leadership, visit: http://www.cu-portland.edu/campuslife/volunteer_opportunities/index.cfm.
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