Lees-McRae College has been named to the first-ever President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This distinction recognizes Lees-McRae’s students, faculty and staff for helping to build a culture of service and civic engagement in our nation.
An excerpt from the award the College received read, “On behalf of George W. Bush, we recognize Lees-McRae College for extraordinary and exemplary contributions to meeting critical local and national needs through community service and service learning.”
On October 16, 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released the most comprehensive national report ever conducted on college student volunteering in the United States. “College Students Helping America” concludes that college student volunteering increased by approximately 20 percent between 2002 and 2005, and that 3.3 million college students serve each year.
The CNCS is working with other federal agencies, higher education and student associations, and nonprofit organizations to increase the number of college students participating in volunteer service to 5 million annually by 2010.
For more information, please visit www.nationalservice.gov.