Lebanon Valley College Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Thanks to Lebanon Valley College’s continued strong service values, the College was named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Valley has received this recognition for three consecutive years.
In keeping with the College’s mission to prepare students for a life of service to others, LVC encourages students to become active volunteers in the community. LVC students volunteered more than 21,000 hours of their time during the 2015–16 academic year, supporting numerous local organizations and neighbors through projects such as Relay For Life, Lebanon Valley Education Partnership, Migrant Education Program, and Habitat for Humanity. This contribution was valued at $496,668 and reaches from Lebanon County to the international community.
Of nearly 5,000 American institutions of higher education, Lebanon Valley College was among more than 500 higher education institutions named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS) has administered this award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core. CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. Through the agency’s Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program, CNCS gives education institutions access to tens of thousands of AmeriCorps alumni with millions of dollars in Segal Education Awards for tuitions and fees. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.