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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

College Again Earns Service Honors

College Again Earns Service Honors

Brookhaven College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the college’s fifth recognition in the past six years! Brookhaven College was one of only two community colleges in the state to earn this recognition.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems. The honor roll recognizes the efforts of higher education in placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement through service and volunteering in their communities. The 2013 Honor Roll recipients were announced at the American Council on Education’s 95th annual meeting Leading Change on March 4 in Washington, DC.

For the 2011-12 academic year, Brookhaven College students served more than 8,000 service-learning hours for an impact of more than $175,000 in the community. In only the fall of this academic year, 273 students in 54 classes contributed 3,094 hours at 63 community agencies for an economic impact of more than $67,000.

New initiatives like Healthy Family Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Take 10 have been added to long-standing programs like Brookhaven READS to increase opportunities in service-learning participation.

For additional information about the honor roll, go to http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/initiatives/honorroll.asp.