For the second-straight year, Kilgore College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
This is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
“Kilgore College strongly supports service learning and believes in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world,” said Patty Bell, Director of Career Services and Service Learning.
“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award and owe much of it to the students themselves. They’re the energy driving our commitment and they’re the ones who make it all happen.”
KC students have participated in numerous Habitat for Humanity events, collected items for food drives and have supported community organizations such as the Women’s Center of East Texas and the Truman Smith Children’s Center.
Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.
More information about Kilgore College Service Learning can be found at www.kilgore.edu/servicelearning.
More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees, can be found at nationalservice.gov.
Info about the honor roll and CNCS:
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll honors the nation’s leading higher education institutions and their students, faculty and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through service. These are institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund and other programs, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.