William Jewell College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement. William Jewell was recognized for its strong institutional commitment to service and compelling campus-community partnerships that produce measurable results.
Faculty, staff and students at William Jewell contributed an all-time high of more than 61,000 hours of community service during the 2011-2012 academic year. Among William Jewell service projects were the Serve & Celebrate and Jewell Day of Service initiatives connecting Jewell volunteers to a variety of community service agencies; student-organized projects to support Harvesters Community Food Network, Synergy Services and TOMS One Day Without Shoes; trips to Honduras to assist local villagers with economic, environmental and sustainability and health assessments; the Pryor Leadership Fellows’ early childhood literacy program; and the Matthew 25 home repair project in Kansas City’s urban core.
William Jewell has been named to the Honor Roll each year since it was created in 2006. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation 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. The Corporation for National Community Service oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education.
For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov. For a full list of Honor Roll recipients and descriptions of their service, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.