Creighton Receives President’s Honor Roll Award for Service
Creighton University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. It is the second highest award presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Creighton is one of only 127 schools nationally recognized in this category and one of three colleges in Nebraska honored.
“Fundamental to our mission as a Jesuit, Catholic institution is educating men and women who are not only proficient in their professions but enlivened with a spirit of service and emboldened to create a more just world,” said Creighton President, the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S. J. “We are involved in close to 600 service-related programs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and our online ministry programs reach people around the world,” he added.
Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which a university offers academic service-learning courses.
A comprehensive list of Creighton University’s service outreach can be found at http://www2.creighton.edu/communityrelations/.
In recognizing the winners, the American Council on Education President David Ward said, “There is no question that the universities and colleges who have made an effort to participate and win the Honor Roll award are themselves being rewarded. [However] Earning this distinction is not easy. But now each of these schools will be able to wear this award like a badge of honor.”
A list of all 528 schools recognized is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.