Duquesne Named Again to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
For the second consecutive year, Duquesne University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs.
“This distinction from the highest levels of government recognizes your institution’s leadership in helping to build a culture of service and civic engagement on campuses and in our nation,” wrote Amy Cohen, director of Learn and Serve America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which co-sponsors the Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Duquesne’s recognition was based upon an application compiled by the Office of Service-Learning. Numerous program profiles were submitted, including Spiritan Campus Ministry cross-cultural mission experiences and Spring Clean-Up, the Spiritan Division’s Project for Academic Coaching through Tutoring (PACT) Program, the University-wide Service-Learning program, the School of Nursing’s community-based curriculum and several others.
“We are thrilled that the University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll again,” said Lina Dostilio, director of the Office of Service-Learning. “Many, many students, faculty and staff across campus participate in selfless yet rewarding community outreach programs and activities in support of Duquesne’s mission. To see their efforts rewarded in this way is very gratifying.”
Other sponsors of the Honor Roll include the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps, Campus Compact, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
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