Delta State University was one of five colleges and universities of Mississippi institutions of higher education to receive the 2007 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award.
The announcement was made during the American Council on Education’s Annual meeting held on Monday, February 11, in San Diego, California.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs.
The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award, given each year to only a handful of institutions, is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Applicants will be listed on the Honor Roll if the projects described are deemed to be meaningful and relevant, and if the institution meets the basic eligibility requirements listed above.
The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and is sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the USA Freedom Corps, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development.
Selection factors include reviewer evaluations of the scope, innovativeness, and evidence of effectiveness of the service projects described in the application. Percentage of total student enrollment engaged in community service activities.
Millsaps College, Mississippi Valley State University, Tougaloo College and the University of Southern Mississippi were the other recipients of the Honor Roll Award.
Please visithttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/higher_ed_honorroll.asp for more information on this opportunity to highlight your Institution of Higher Learning and to find out what other institutions are doing.