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FAU Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

BOCA RATON, FL (February 13, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University was recently honored by The Corporation for National and Community Service with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.   

FAU’s Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service was honored for its Service Learning curriculum at the university, creative community service programs for students and student participation in those programs.

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Overall, the Corporation honored six schools with Presidential Awards, 83 as Honor Roll with Distinction members and 546 schools as Honor Roll members.   In total, 635 schools were recognized.

“In this time of economic distress, we need volunteers more than ever. College students represent an enormous pool of idealism and energy to help tackle some of our toughest challenges,” said Stephen Goldsmith, vice chair of the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the Honor Roll. “We salute Florida Atlantic University for making community service a campus priority, and thank the millions of college students who are helping to renew America through service to others.”

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation, in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is presented during the annual conference of the American Council on Education.  

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America, a program that supports service-learning in schools, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations.

For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.

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