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April 25, 2012 Volume 33, No. 29

University selected to community honor roll

For the third year in a row, Mizzou has been selected to the President’s Higher Education Community for National and Community Service. The university was named to the honor roll with distinction for the first time.

The honor is awarded to the nation’s leading colleges and universities for efforts to better their communities. Making the selections are the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education.

“This reflects the efforts campus wide to make service to our community an important part of undergraduate education,” said Ann-Marie Foley, director of the Office of Service Learning, which helps connect students and faculty with community volunteer programs. “We are particularly proud this year to have received the honor ‘with distinction.’ ”

Nearly 4,000 Mizzou undergraduates have enrolled in service-learning courses this year, according to statistics from the Office of Service Learning. The students will serve about 180,000 hours in the community.