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Oct. 20, 2016 - The Corporation for National and Community Service has named King's to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in two different categories based on exemplary service efforts during the 2013-14 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.
King’s was named to the honor roll for the ninth consecutive year in the “General” category which, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service, exemplifies “an institutional commitment to service.”
For the first time, King’s also applied for inclusion to the “Education” honor roll based on service activities specifically designed to improve educational outcomes for children and youth in pre-kindergarten through undergraduate education. King’s was the only Wyoming Valley institution named to the “Education” list.
"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. “During the 2013-2014 academic year, King’s students combined for more than 178,000 service hours.
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 78 percent of all King’s full-time undergraduate and graduate students participated in service efforts during the 2013-14 academic year and the average student dedicated almost 74 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 seven years. In its September/October 2016 issue, King’s in the top 100 in the master’s degree category for community service participation and hours served.