St. Mary’s College Receives High Honor for Community Service Work
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.
In the press release announcing this year’s honorees, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Wendy Spencer said, “Service and higher education go hand in hand. These schools are inspiring young leaders to roll up their sleeves and work alongside community members to solve problems.”
Since 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll has recognized institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of best practices in campus-community partnerships. It is overseen by the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.
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 into the curriculum, and the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships.