News release from the University of Saint Francis:
University of Saint Francis receives presidential service award
USF named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for service in the Fort Wayne area.
(December 18, 2014) â€” The University of Saint Francis has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2014 in the area of General Community Service. This is the sixth time in the past seven years that the University has achieved this distinction.
This award represents over 36,075 hours of service given by 2,107 students to agencies in Northeast Indiana area which serve the needy during the academic year 2012-2013. 109 students gave 20 hours or more of service to over 60 community partner agencies.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll has been administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 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 website explains that this award “recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships,” and it is “the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement.”
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point on online. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.