Collin College Makes Service Honor Roll For Second Straight Year
May 18, 2011– For the second straight year, the Corporation for National and Community Service named Collin College to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The honor recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. It is one of the highest levels of recognition of the federal government for commitment to service and civic engagement.
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.
Of that total, 511 were named to the Honor Roll, 114 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 11 were identified as finalists, and six received the Presidential Award.
Earlier this year, Collin College was one of 12 community colleges nationwide selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its2010 Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
For more information about thePresident’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.
For more information about Collin College’s civic engagement initiatives, visit the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement’s webpage at www.collin.edu/academics/csce/.
Collin College serves more than 51,000 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.