Calvin College Named To President’s Honor Roll

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Calvin College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. This is Calvin’s second time being so honored. (The college was recognized previously in 2009.)

“Receiving this award is another reminder, to ourselves, our partners, and the larger society, of what Calvin College values,” said Jeff Bouman, director of Calvin’s service-learning center.

The Corporation for National and Community Service administers the annual honor roll award. Honorees were chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, the percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. Calvin College’s service learning center reports that 2,200 students completed almost 4,000 service-learning opportunities during the 2011-2012 academic year. The total time logged by those students: more than 55,000 hours.


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