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Le Moyne College Receives National Recognition for Community Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. (For Immediate Release) … As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Le Moyne College as a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Le Moyne 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.

The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, admitted a total of 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth.

"As members of the class of 2011 cross the stage to pick up their diplomas, more and more will be going into the world with a commitment to public service and the knowledge that they can make a difference in their communities and their own lives through service to others, thanks to the leadership of these institutions," said Patrick A. Corvington, Chief Executive Officer of CNCS. “Congratulations to Le Moyne and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities. We salute all the Honor Roll awardees for embracing their civic mission and providing opportunities for their students to tackle tough national challenges through service.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that Le Moyne College has been selected for the list. “Being once again named to the President’s Honor Roll is extremely gratifying for us,” said Deb Cady Melzer, vice president for student development at Le Moyne. “Service to others is a hallmark of Jesuit education and this award recognizes the hard work and commitment of our faculty, students, and community partners in putting this value into concrete action, allowing us to together make a significant difference in the Greater Syracuse area.”

CNCS oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection 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. For a full list of recipients and descriptions of their service, visit the Web site.

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posted on: 5/18/2011