Antioch University Receives National Recognition for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has admitted Antioch University to its 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction.

The award honors Antioch University as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. CNCS cited Antioch University’s strong institutional commitment to service and compelling campus-community partnerships that produce measurable results for the community.

“Antioch University has at its core a strong institutional commitment to community service and the role it plays in helping to solve pressing social problems in our nation’s communities,” said Chancellor Toni Murdock. “I am proud that the contributions made by our dedicated faculty, students, and staff are being recognized through this high honor to our institution. Their commitments through community service are boundless.”

CNCS, 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.

Last year, Antioch University New England (AUNE) was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. AUNE students engaged in more than 126,300 hours of community service in 2009.

CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. Find out more about CNCS here.

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