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Collin College Named To President’s Honor Roll

March 26, 2010 – Collin 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.

In 2008-2009, more than 2,800 Collin College students engaged in community service, providing more than 24,000 volunteer hours in the community. Over the last three years, Collin College has worked with more than 250 service-learning community partners. In 2008-2009, Collin College students helped with projects ranging from assisting Hurricane Ike victims to providing dental hygiene care to underprivileged and underserved children in Collin County.

“Congratulations to Collin 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.”

This year, students have already worked with the national Veterans History Project, nursing homes and hospice organizations, homeless shelters, health clinics and rehabilitation agencies, Collin County first responder organizations, science museums and environmental agencies, as well as a variety of schools and mentoring organizations.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.