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UNT Insider | June 2011 issue | For third year UNT named to higher education honor roll

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For third year UNT named to higher education honor roll

From a UNT News Service press release

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll emblem

UNT has been named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It's the third time in four years UNT has received the honor.

Launched in 2006, the President's Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education nationwide that support innovative, effective and exemplary community service programs. Honorees were selected based on a series of factors, including scope of innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers service-learning courses.

UNT's community service accomplishments in the last year include:

  • More than 1,800 students participated in the first annual Big Event, for a combined total of more than 7,200 hours of service
  • More than 600 students participated in the annual Make a Difference Day, for a combined total of more than 2,400 hours of service
  • 93 students and staff participated in 10 alternative spring break service trips
  • 32 UNT student organizations are dedicated to service

The honor roll is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service though its Learn and Serve America program. As part of a strategic plan, Learn and Serve America is working with other federal agencies, higher education institutions, student associations and nonprofit organizations to increase the number of college students participating in community service to five million annually.

Alyssa Yancey with UNT News Service can be reached at Alyssa.Yancey@unt.edu.

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