Antioch University New England Receives National Honor

Antioch University New England (AUNE) has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

“Antioch University New England values community engagement: using place-based practices to foster scholarship, activism, and service-learning,” said AUNE President David Caruso. “This award is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to our community and a stellar example of our mission in action.”

AUNE students demonstrated this commitment by engaging in over 126,300 hours of community service in 2009.

To receive the award AUNE described and documented four exemplary programs or projects supported by faculty and graduate student volunteer efforts. The projects noted were the Antioch Psychological Services Center, Cool Monadnock, the Monadnock Ecological Research and Education project (MERE), and the 2009 Monadnock Earth Festival.

Only two higher education institutions in New Hampshire were named to the Honor Roll with Distinction: Antioch University New England and Keene State College.

Awards will be presented in March at the American Council on Education annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, and at the National Conference of Volunteering and Service Conference in New York City in June.

The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education.

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