President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Lawrence Technological University has once again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs for students and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships
The Corporation for National & Community 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 President’s Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions whose community service efforts achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. This distinction is the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning, and civic engagement,” said Ted Miller, chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service. “This recognition is part of our strategic commitment to engage millions of college students in service and celebrate the critical role of higher education in strengthening communities.
This is Lawrence Tech’s third appearance on the list. Three of LTU’s community service projects were cited as examples:
- Tree planting for the Greening of Detroit, 70 students, a total of 219 hours
- Matrix Human Services, maintenance projects, 80 students, 255 hours
- South Oakland Shelter, processing donations, 14 students, 48 hours
Lawrence Tech has distinguished itself as one of the first universities in the country providing leadership education for all of its undergraduates. Lawrence Tech’s Leadership Program covers all four years and includes a commitment to community service and volunteering. The 2014 Honor Roll for community service can be found at www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/honor-roll.
Lawrence Technological University was chosen as one of 361 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s 2015carnegie foundation Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes an institution’s commitment to community engagement. Lawrence Tech was first added to this list in 2008.
Lawrence Tech and the other schools acknowledged represent less than 8 percent of the total number of colleges and universities in the country.
John Saltmarsh, director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education, which administered the selection process, explained, “These are campuses that are improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities, and revitalizing their civic and academic missions.”
For the complete listing, visit www.nerche.org.