Anne Arundel Community College was named for a fifth consecutive year to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (2010) by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Only 14 percent of colleges and universities across the country were selected this year for their commitment to and dedication to improving their communities. AACC is one of only two Maryland community colleges to receive this honor.
Launched in 2006, the Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service and civic engagement. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including percentage of student participation in service activities, scope and innovation of service projects, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. Last year, AACC students, faculty and staff devoted 12,282 hours to projects or organizations in the community, equivalent to $258,646, if the agencies had had to pay for the services.
“This award acknowledges our continued commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and community,” said AACC President Martha A. Smith, Ph.D.