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Elon named to presidential honor roll for service for fifth time

Elon University has been recognized for the fifth year in a row as a national leader in service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National & Community Service named the university this week to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for service efforts to America's communities

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.

Elon coordinates its community service efforts through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. The Center partners with more than 80 local community agencies.

A total of 641 colleges and universities were recognized in 2010. Of that total, 511 were named to the Honor Roll, 114 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 11 were identified as finalists, and six received the Presidential Award.

Honorees for the President's Honor Roll were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is supported by the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, the American Council on Education, and other higher education associations.

Elon was one of three institutions recognized by President George W. Bush when the university received an inaugural Presidential Award in 2006.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

Below are the North Carolina schools honored in the 2010 Honor Roll:

Honor Roll Members with Distinction

1. Elizabeth City State University
2. Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte) non-member
3. Mid-Atlantic Christian University (Elizabeth City) non-member
4. North Carolina Central University (Durham)
5. University of North Carolina - Wilmington

North Carolina Honor Roll Members

1. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Concord) non-member
2. Campbell University (Buies Creek)
3. Catawba College (Salisbury) non-member
4. Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte)
5. Davidson College (Davidson)
6. Duke University (Durham)
7. East Carolina University (Greenville)
8. Elon University (Elon)
9. Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville)
10. Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs)
11. Greensboro College (Greensboro)
12. Guilford College (Greensboro)
13. Johnson C. Smith University (Charlotte)
14. Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory)
15. Mars Hill College (Mars Hill)
16. Meredith College (Raleigh)
17. North Carolina State University (Raleigh)
18. Peace College (Raleigh)
19. Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer)
20. Queens University of Charlotte
21. St. Augustine's College (Raleigh) non-member
22. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
23. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
24. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
25. Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem)
26. Warren Wilson College (Asheville)
27. Western Carolina University (Cullowhee)
28. Wingate University (Wingate)

Eric Townsend,
Staff
5/13/2011 3:03 PM