NCSU Makes Presidential Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction
NCSU was one of only 113 institutions nationwide to receive the award with distinction from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The award was for its student’s commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The award application allows an institution to highlight three specific programs or initiatives. NC State’s application focused on:
- Various hunger initiatives involving students, faculty, staff and community partners, such as the statewide hunger dialogue, Service NC State/Stop Hunger Now, the Feed the Pack food pantry and the President William Jefferson Clinton Hunger Leadership Award, among others.
- John Begeny’s HELPS program (Helping Early Literacy with Practice), a research-driven approach to addressing the issue of reading fluency in literacy education.
- The university’s partnership with the American Red Cross through Service NC State.
Four other North Carolina schools made the list, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina Central University and WarrenWilsonCollege.
Photo is of NC State students transforming lives over spring break, in the heat of rural Nicaragua. Read the story in The Bulletin