To President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
April 3, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently named Anne Arundel Community College to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year.
AACC’s Center for Learning through Service, a part of the college’s Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service, coordinates and supports volunteer service as part of classroom curriculum, student organization projects and individual interests. Last year, AACC students volunteered more than 18,000 hours, equivalent to bringing $402,000 into the region’s economy.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service and civic engagement. Honorees for the award are 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. A full list of honorees is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.
Later this month, the center has planned a campus-wide event called AACC Campus that Cares Week to coincide with National Volunteer Week April 22 to April 27. The week features several volunteer opportunities designed to bring together students, faculty, staff and administration to work side by side to give back to the community. Events will be held on campus and off campus, rain or shine. AACC Campus that Cares supports AACC’s goal of community engagement and enrichment and the college-wide core competency of social and civic responsibility.