NC State recognized for extensive community service efforts

March 13, 2012
By Bill Krueger

When it comes to community service, few schools can top NC State.

We’ve known that for years, but now it’s official. NC State is one of five universities to be recognized with the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2012.

The award was in recognition of the wide range of service activities that NC State students engage in. Almost 22,000 students at NC State spent a total of 330,000 hours doing community service work during the 2010-2011 academic year. The estimated “dollar value” of that effort was more than $7 million.

“North Carolina State University aims to transform lives, improve the human condition and create positive social change through partnerships with communities, business and government,” read the citation. “Community engagement partnership cultivation is an expectation of all college and university departments.”

The other institutions in the top five were Seattle University, University of Pennsylvania, Miami University and Carson Newman College.

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