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Lasell College Receives National Recognition for Community Service for 5th Year in a Row

December 08, 2014

Lasell College was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for its strong commitment to service and compelling outcomes in the community. The Honor Roll represents the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. It is the fifth year in a row Lasell has received the honor.

The federal Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual award, recognized 101 colleges and universities nationwide on the Honor Roll with distinction in the General Community Service category for exemplary commitment to and meaningful outcomes in their communities.

"We are thrilled to be recognized again for our service to the community and proud of the high number of students and faculty who participate in these activities," said Sharyn Lowenstein, Director of the College's Center for Community Based Learning.

Last year the College and its students played an important role in providing service to the community ranging from college awareness/access activities for the pre-teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston to collecting and donating more than 1,790 pounds of supplies, clothing and other items to approximately 500 people served by many local organizations.

With a strong culture of community service on campus, close to 50 percent of the student body (approximately 900 students) and more than 50 percent of the full-time faculty have had at least one service learning experience in the last year.