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Lasell College Receives National Recognition for Community Service

March 6, 2013

Lasell College was named to the 2013 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 fourth year in a row Lasell has received the honor.

The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual award, recognized 100 colleges and universities nationwide on the Honor Roll with distinction for exemplary community service and meaningful outcomes in their community.

Lasell College and its students played an integral role in several community partnerships over the last year including Lasell's mentoring and tutoring relationship with the Parkside Christian Academy (PCA) In Boston, an ongoing collaboration with the American Red Cross, and the College's implementation of service learning courses that support and foster community service on and off campus.

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 again to the National Honor Roll with distinction," said Lasell President Michael B. Alexander.

 

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