Gannon University Named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Posted: February 23, 2015
Gannon University was named to the President's Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction for general community
service and for education community service.
The honor, given by the Corporation for National and Community
Service (CNCS), recognizes institutions of higher education that
demonstrate a commitment to volunteering, service-learning and
civic engagement, and raise the visibility of effective practices in
Gannon University joins 769 higher education institutions in the
U.S. that were so honored, acknowledging the University's strategic
goal of engaging in the community. Last year, Gannon students,
faculty and staff contributed more than 95,000 hours in service to
the community, an increase of more than 30 percent over the
Earlier this year, the University was among the 240 U.S.
colleges and universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement of Teaching to receive its 2015 Community
"Through the years, we've challenged students, faculty and staff
to become active agents for change in the community, and they have
always responded with vigor and enthusiasm," said Erika Ramalho,
Gannon University's director of community and government relations.
"We're honored to have been recognized for our efforts by being
named to the President's Honor Roll."
CNCS, the federal agency for volunteering and service, has
administered the award since 2006 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,
Campus Compact and the Interfaith Youth Core. The CNCS engages more
than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps,
Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund and Volunteer Generation Fund
programs, and leads the President's national call-to-service
initiative, United We Serve.