King’s College Named to President’s Public Service Honor Roll

King’s College Named to President’s Public Service Honor Roll

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The Corporation for National and Community Service has named King's to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year based on exemplary service efforts during the 2011-12 academic year. King's is the only Wyoming Valley institution of higher learning to be named to the Honor Roll each year since its 2006 launch.

During the 2011-2012 academic year, King’s students combined for more than 180,000 service hours.

"The entire King’s College Community is proud of this external validation of our commitment to helping others, a hallmark of a King’s education since its founding in 1946,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., president.

“It’s appropriate that the week the College received notice of our placement on the latest list, three groups of King’s students are spending their spring break in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia working on homelessness and poverty issues.”

The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to community service and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were 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 the school offers academic service-learning courses.

Approximately 77 percent King’s students participated in service efforts last year and the average student dedicated more than 69 hours to public service.

King’s has also been recognized on a national level for its public service commitment by “Washington Monthly” magazine for the past three years.  In its September/October 2012 issue, King’s ranked 11th nationally among 682 institutions in the master’s degree category for community service participation and hours served.

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