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Wake Forest again named to presidential honor roll for community service


February 19, 2009

The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Wake Forest University with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities for the third consecutive year.   

“This award is once again a wonderful recognition of the outstanding commitment that our students, faculty and staff have to our motto, Pro Humanitate,” says Brighid Jensen, assistant director of student developmentand volunteer services at Wake Forest. “Service is an integral part of our Wake Forest community and it is an honor to be recognized on a national level.”

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.  Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including 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.

Wake Forest provides numerous opportunities for volunteer service, including the Saturday Ministry to the Homeless, Project Pumpkin, The Nyanya Project and servicetrips during winter and spring breaks.  More information about these and other volunteer projects at Wake Forest can be found online at www.wfu.edu/studentdev/.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.  The Corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America, a program that supports service-learning in schools, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations.   A complete list of 2009 Honor Roll schools is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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