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Lasell College Receives National Recognition for Community Service for Third Straight Year
March 16, 2012
Lasell College was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for its strong commitment to service and compelling outcomes in the community. The award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. It is the third year in a row Lasell has received the honor.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual award, recognized 110 colleges and universities on the Honor Roll with distinction that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their community.
Lasell College and its students have been instrumental in local community service activities including alternative spring break, where students most recently worked with and mentored homeless children in New Mexico, as well as project such as Eco-Reps, where students worked on campus and in the community to promote sustainability.
With a strong culture of community service on campus, more than 57 percent of the student body and 60 percent of the full-time faculty have had at least one service learning experience in the last year.
"Lasell is committed to local community service, which is evidenced by the large number of faculty and students involved in these activities. We are very proud to see Lasell named to the National Honor Roll with distinction," said Lasell President Michael B. Alexander.