The Corporation for National and Community Service has named King’s College to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year based on exemplary service efforts during the 2010-11 academic year. King’s is the only Wyoming Valley institution of higher learning to be named to the Honor Roll each year since its 2006 launch.
“The entire King’s College Community is proud of this external validation of our commitment to helping others, a hallmark of a King’s education since its founding in 1946,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., president. “During the 2010-2011 academic year, King’s students combined for more than 174,000 service hours. The student service hours do not include the efforts of many King’s faculty, administrators, and staff members who participated alongside students in service activities and academic service learning.”
The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
Approximately 80 percent King’s students participated in service efforts last year and the average student dedicated more than 82 hours to public service.
King’s has also been recognized on a national level for its public service commitment by “Washington Monthly” magazine for the past two years. In its September/October 2011 issue, King’s ranked second nationally among 553 institutions in the master’s degree category for community service participation and hours served.