Notre Dame named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Author: Jay Caponigro

January 05, 2015

The University of Notre Dame has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its commitment to general community service, education and economic development.

“We welcome this national designation, and share the recognition with our great community partners,” said Paul Browne, vice president for public affairs and communications at Notre Dame. “With their collaboration, we are better able to fulfill our mission to educate students in mind and heart, and realize our institutional commitment to enhance the common good.”

Last year, Notre Dame offered 187 community-based learning courses, involving 3,455 students. More than 7,500 Notre Dame students were involved in 315 projects beneficial to the community and gave more 198,000 hours of service at local community agencies.

Since 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the Community Service Honor Roll to recognize institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.

Correction: The Corporation for National and Community Service makes awards in three categories — presidential winners, honor roll with distinction, and honor roll. Notre Dame was recognized in the latter category, not the second, as reported in an earlier version of this news release.

Contact: Jay Caponigro, 574-631-9423, caponigro.2@nd.edu

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at news.nd.edu on December 23, 2014.