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Delta College earns place on national honor roll for community service
March 14, 2013

Delta College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. This is the 5th consecutive year Delta College has been named to the honor roll.

“Delta College has a long history of service-learning and believes strongly in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world,” said Jean Goodnow, President. “Delta’s faculty members have developed these community service projects to allow students an opportunity to enrich our community, and develop their skills in a hands-on environment. Everyone involved benefits.”

This year Delta students provided 36,060 hours of community service, which equates to $754,736 invested in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Students participate in dozens of roles but one significant project is as student mentors.

Delta College students partner with more than 40 K-12 schools in our service district each fall and winter semester. The students work alongside teachers in the classroom, assisting youth as mentors, individual and group tutors, story tellers, class and subject-related activity developers and more. Delta students are able to guide the youth in problem solving, emotion management, communication development, self-confidence, patience and other skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.

“Congratulations to Delta College, its faculty and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. “Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges.”

Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program 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 and Campus Compact.

More information about the Delta College community service efforts can be found at www.delta.edu/ace_sl/servicelearning. More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees, can be found at nationalservice.gov.

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The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll honors the nation’s leading higher education institutions and their students, faculty and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through service. These are institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund and other programs, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

For more information about Service Learning at Delta College contact:
Leanne Govitz
Director of Marketing & PR
Delta College
1961 Delta Rd
University Center, MI 48710
P 989-686-9490

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