Elizabethtown Makes National Honor Roll
Elizabethtown College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Elizabethtown College has been named to the Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the program began in 2006. The 2013 award reflects unique recognition by being named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. Four other Pennsylvania institutions of higher education earned the Honor Roll with Distinction award—Bryn Mawr College, Duquesne University, Messiah College, Millersville University.
“Elizabethtown College has a long history of service-learning and believes strongly in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world,” said Carl Strikwerda, Elizabethtown’s president. “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award again this year – and owe much of it to the students themselves. They’re the energy driving our commitment and they’re the ones who make it all happen.”
Elizabethtown College was named to the Honor Roll with Distinction for its work in academic service-learning, civic engagement and student led initiatives in the community. The College engaged with every age group from preschool children to senior citizens, including families of deployed veterans. Programs include tutoring and mentoring with after school programs, youth services, family services, disability services, health services and in particular, disaster relief efforts, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Elizabethtown College also participates with the AmeriCorps Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania program.
“Congratulations to Elizabethtown College, its faculty and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. “Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges.”
Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program 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 and Campus Compact.
More information about Elizabethtown College’s community service efforts can be found at the College’s Center for Civic and Community Engagement. More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees, can be found at nationalservice.gov.