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Wilkes Earns Place on President's National Service Honor Roll

Wilkes recently was honored with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service honor roll. The recipients of the award were named at the American Council on Education’s 95th Annual Meeting Leading Change on March 4, 2013 in Washington D.C.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights annually the role colleges and universities play in serving their communities and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by awarding recognition to institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve. A special initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the awards go to colleges and universities that make a profound impact on their communities.

More than 1,368 students have participated in community service over the last few years and these students logged over 19,000 hours. Megan Boone Valkenburg, civic engagement coordinator, worked with faculty and staff to track the hours students spent in service. Several large projects included the clean up after the flood of 2011, Freshman Year Foundations courses working with veterans, and general community service from clubs and classes as well as academic and co curricular activities.

Published On: 3/27/2013
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