Florida Campus Compact Touts FSC's Engaged Campus
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2009) — Florida Southern College took third place in the Florida Campus Compact Engaged Campus Award competition, an annual, statewide recognition of higher education institutions that show an exemplary commitment to civic engagement and service learning.
The Engaged Campus awards were presented Oct. 15 at Florida Campus Compact's annual Awards Gala and Luncheon at Miami Dade College. First lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote address. Photography and video from the College were included in the awards presentation portion of the program.
Florida Southern's nomination for the Engaged Campus Award cited the Colleges tradition of active community involvement. Both the College's mission and curriculum are tied to experiential learning and civic engagement.
The Florida Campus Compact Awards Gala and Luncheon is the state's premier recognition for exceptional service-learning and engaged scholarship under way across Florida. Florida Campus Compact is an organization of more than 50 college and university presidents committed to helping students develop the values and skills of active citizenship through participation in public and community service.