COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is the fifth time that The W has received this national recognition.

In addition to being named in the General Honor Roll category, The W also was recognized in the Economic Opportunity and Education categories.

“The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships,” according to its website.

Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships and measurable community outcomes as a result of service.

“We are truly honored by this recognition. I am very appreciative of all faculty, staff and students for their commitment to community service and dedication to making a difference,” said Dr. Jim Borsig, W president. “Community service is important in developing leadership skills among our students. It is also an opportunity for faculty and staff to demonstrate leadership through service on campus and in the community.”

Since 2011, W students, faculty and staff have completed nearly one million community service hours.

CNCS administers the award 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.

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Oct. 5, 2016
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