Alvernia named to President’s Higher Education Honor Roll
ia has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, with Distinction, by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Announced today, the Honor Roll recognition comes from the highest levels of the federal government, for the university’s commitment to service and civic engagement on campus and in our nation.
“The Holleran Center is pleased that once again, the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll has recognized Alvernia University’s commitment to community service and civic engagement,” said Director Ginny Hand. “As one of only 17 higher education institutions in Pennsylvania to earn this recognition with distinction, we are grateful for the acknowledgment that our curricular and extracurricular student programs continue to make a positive difference in our community.”
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The President’s Honor Roll increases the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole. President Obama has pledged to make service a central cause of his administration and wishes to commemorate the significant role that higher institutions, their students, staff, and faculty play in helping to solve pressing social problems in the nation’s communities.
Alvernia’s Holleran Center for Community Engagement
(HCCE) is a model for other institutions, connecting college students with community needs.
“Our students see results from a number of broad ranging programs that help community members of all ages,” explained Hand. “These include efforts like the South Reading Youth Initiative after school program for middle school students, to an innovative initiative that connects our nursing students with area seniors living in elderly high rise apartments to help with health issues, to community service days in various non-profit agencies. These activities and their results encourage our students to make a life-long commitment to serve in their communities.”