RADNOR, Pa. (March 12, 2010) — Cabrini College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Cabrini was one of 43 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to be named to the Honor Roll, which is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Cabrini has appeared on the Honor Roll every year since its inception in 2006.
Cabrini was honored for initiatives in fair trade, microfinance, immigration reform, and youth empowerment; and for the College’s core curriculum. Justice Matters, the new core, defines the contemporary Cabrinian education through academic excellence, social justice, and transformational learning.
Also, the College’s local, regional, and international partnerships with the city of Norristown, Catholic Relief Services, and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus offers students, faculty and staff opportunities to work in Appalachia, Central and South America, and Africa.
“Being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for a fourth time is a testament to the work Cabrini students, faculty, staff and alumni continue to make in our local and global communities,” said Dr. Marie Angelella George, president of Cabrini College.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support innovative, effective, and exemplary community services programs.
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 and Community Services 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 a complete list of Honor Roll recipient, visit www.learnandserve.gov.