National Community Service Honor Roll Recognizes FVCC with Distinction
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Flathead Valley Community College to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its support of volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.
“FVCC has created an environment where students are encouraged to give back to the community,” said FVCC President Jane Karas. “I’m proud of our students for taking full advantage of the opportunity to better our local area by engaging in community service.”
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. FVCC is among 690 colleges and universities in the nation recognized with the honor, and among only 113 of those to earn the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, 403 FVCC students provided more than 10,496 volunteer community service hours. Activities included Flathead Food Bank/Second Helpings Thrift Store “Make A Difference Day” Project, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Court Appointed Special Advocates toy drive, Feeding the Flathead, Ringing the Bells for Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, One Warm Coat Campaign, Senior Institute, Earth Day Event and Seussville University which included a product drive for the Homeless Youth Project. In addition, 95 Campus Corps members provided 44,941 hours of service through their clinical hours, internships, externships, and student teaching.
For more information, contact the FVCC Service Learning Office at 756-3908. To view the complete 2013 Honor Roll list, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.