TU named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction
Only Maryland school to be recognized for 'exemplary service, contributions' to community
TOWSON, Md. (March 3, 2010)—The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Towson University with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and contributions to America’s communities.
Supported by the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, the American Council on Education and other higher education associations, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
TU is one of 115 schools nationwide and the only Maryland school named to the Honor Roll with Distinction for 2009.
“We’ve been recognized because TU students, faculty and staff have long engaged in civic engagement and service to the local community and state, and increasingly to other parts of the country and the world,” said Darcy Accardi, director of civic engagement.
During the 2008-2009 academic year, 15,044 Towson students engaged in academic service-learning and other forms of community service. Volunteers devoted 255,700 hours of their time to charitable organizations like the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity and America Counts.
“I am pleased with Towson University’s repeated recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and particularly this year’s honor ‘with distinction’ which further recognizes our mission to produce civic-minded citizens who seek to make our world a better place,“ said TU President Robert L. Caret.