May 12, 2011
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today that Morningside College was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
According to CNCS, higher education institutions are selected for the honor roll based on a series of factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and measurable community outcomes as a result of the service.
“Morningside College is proud to be included in the community service honor roll,” said Morningside President John Reynders. “At Morningside, service learning and community service build connections between classroom learning and real world situations. Our students gain valuable work experience, explore community issues and develop a sense of civic responsibility.”
CNCS is a federal agency that oversees the higher education community service honor roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education. CNCS engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.