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Elon named to presidential honor roll for service

Elon University has been recognized for the seventh year in a row as a national leader in service-learning and civic engagement.

The Corporation for National & Community Service has named Elon University to the 2013 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.

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 5 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 2013 Honor Roll:

  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Campbell University
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Elon University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Guilford College
  • Johnson & Wales
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Mars Hill College
  • Mid-Atlantic Christian University
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Wake Forest University
  • Western Carolina University


Dan Anderson,
3/4/2013 11:55 AM