December 15, 2014 - The Corporation for National and Community Service has named King's to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year based on exemplary service efforts during the 2012-13 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.
"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 2012-2013 academic year, King’s students combined for almost 180,000 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 81 percent of all King’s full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students participated in service efforts last year and the average student dedicated almost 89 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 2014 issue, King’s ranked 13th nationally among 671 institutions in the master’s degree category for community service participation and hours served.