FSC Receives Fourth Consecutive President's Honor Roll Award for Service
FSC was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row for exemplary service to America’s communities.
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 6, 2011) — Florida Southern College was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row for exemplary service to America’s communities. The award recognizes the college’s strong commitment to community service and civic engagement.
“We are proud of our rich tradition of service learning, which inspires leadership and changes lives,” said FSC President Dr. Anne Kerr. “Our students are truly passionate about what they do and are having a profound impact on our community.”
Florida Southern was one of a select group of educational institutions in the country to be admitted to the Honor Roll with distinction. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, admitted a total of 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 511 were named to the Honor Roll, 114 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 11 were identified as finalists, and six received the Presidential Award.
“Congratulations to Florida Southern College and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities. We salute all the Honor Roll awardees for embracing their civic mission and providing opportunities for their students to tackle tough national challenges through service,” said Patrick A. Corvington, chief executive officer of CNCS.
As part of FSC’s commitment to preparing students to make positive and significant contributions to the world, the College has undertaken a campus initiative to integrate academic learning with community service. Through Student Awareness Generates Action (SAGA), the innovative, cross-curricular program that promotes service learning, students gain exposure to social problems and actively participate with organizations in making substantial enhancements to the community. SAGA’s theme for 2010-2012 is health and wellness, which is incorporated into the curriculum, the common reading assignment, movies shown on the campus cable system, and residence life activities.
The Honor Roll is a program of the CNCS that is operated in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Contact, and the American Council on Education.
For more information, visit our SAGA Web site or call 863-680-4124.