Millikin University has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for completing over 146,000 hours of community service in 2010.
"It's an incredible honor to receive this recognition," remarked Pam Folger, director of the Millikin Career Center. "The career center has been privileged to help foster community service partnerships and track student service hours with the help of our Americorps VISTA Pam Miller. This award is a testament to Millikin's commitment to civic engagement and community service. Our students and community partners mutually benefit from working together and we look forward to continuing to collaborate in meaningful ways. "
The University was honored with this recognition once before, in 2006.
Launched in 2006, The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll 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.
The Corporation for National and Community Service announces the annual Honor Roll award recipients, recognizing more than 600 colleges and universities for exemplary, innovative, and effective community service programs. The Corporation oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.