Concordia Recognized on President's Community Service Honor Roll
Concordia University recognized for fourth consecutive year
Concordia University was recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year. The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities for their commitment to and achievement in service to America's communities.
"It's an honor to help serve our community and be recognized for the fourth consecutive year on the President’s honor roll," said Scott Ferguson, director of Service Learning for Concordia University. "The tremendous amount of service put in by Concordia students, faculty and staff reflects the university's mission to be leaders in the transformation of society."
Each year, the Concordia University community contributes more than 240,000 service hours in the community through practicum, internships and service learning projects. These programs serve an estimated 10,000 people, including 5,000 youth.
"We applaud the Honor Roll schools, their faculty and students for their commitment to make service a priority in and out of the classroom," said Robert Velasco, Acting CEO of Corporation for National and Community Services.
Sponsors help support the volunteer work of Concordia's Service Corps and include: Pacific Power Foundation, State Farm Youth Advisory Board, Jubitz Family Foundation, The Nike Community Fund through the Oregon Community Foundation and Nike Back your block, among others.
College students make a significant contribution to the volunteer sector; in 2012, 2.5 million students performed 105 million hours of service. 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.
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