William Jewell College has been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, 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 more than 40,000 hours of community service during the 2010-2011 academic year. Among William Jewell service projects were the Serve & Celebrate project connecting Jewell volunteers to a variety of community service agencies, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) projects on financial literacy and environmental sustainability, and the Matthew 25 home repair project in Kansas City’s urban core.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has administered the Honor Roll since 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. The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. 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.