TU makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
University recognized for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement
TOWSON, Md. (March 21, 2012)—The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Towson University with a place on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The achievement marks the sixth consecutive year that TU has been recognized for its 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.
“It is a great honor to be recognized for the sixth year in a row on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll—one that shows the commitment Towson University has to our local community,” says Corinne DeRoberts, coordinator of community service in the Office of Student Activities.
During 2010-2011, 20,739 Towson students engaged in academic service-learning and other community service activities. Volunteers devoted 262,624 hours of their time to charitable organizations like the Ronald McDonald House, the American Cancer Society and local schools.