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Lasell College Receives National Recognition for Community Service, Named to President’s Honor Roll

March 1, 2010

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Lasell College has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice.

Lasell College and its students have been instrumental in local community service activities including volunteer work and partnerships with ACES, a college preparatory program for inner city youth, and international service learning projects in Ecuador and Mexico.

"Lasell is committed to community service both locally and abroad with more than 40 percent of the student body involved in these activities at any one time. We are very proud to see Lasell be named to the National Honor Roll," said President Michael Alexander.

The Honor Roll includes six colleges and universities that are recognized as Presidential Awardees, with an additional 115 named to the Distinction List and 621 schools named as Honor Roll members. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. Click here for a full list of Honor Roll recipients.

"Congratulations to Lasell College and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities," said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "Our nation's students are a critical part of the equation and vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we face. They have achieved impactful results and demonstrated the value of putting knowledge into practice to help renew America through service.

 

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