UAHuntsville awarded Presidential Honor for community service
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (June 21, 2012) — The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The university received the honor from The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
UAHuntsville’s eligibility in the federal program was based on student service that took place during the 2010-2011 academic year. According to the annual CNCS Volunteering in America report, 3.1 million college students dedicated more than 312 million hours of service to communities across the country, service valued at more than $6.6 billion.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.
The CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. The Honor Roll recipients were recently announced at the American Council on Education’s 94th annual meeting Ahead of the Curve in Los Angeles, Calif.
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