The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Belmont University today with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. The honor was announced at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.
Tim Stewart, director of Service-Learning for the Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Service-Learning, said, “I am very proud of the Belmont students, faculty and staff who have contributed to making this recognition possible. We are grateful, too, to our community partners who provide these wonderful learning opportunities for our students. Most of all, I am glad that by working with the community, we are helping to make Nashville a better place for all of us as we help Belmont students ‘engage and transform’ the world, both now and in the future.”
Belmont students and faculty are serving the community in many different capacities. Recent examples include students chronicling the stories of senior citizens at Morningside retirement home and helping children at Carter Lawrence Elementary School with their reading and writing.
“In this time of economic distress, we need volunteers more than ever. College students represent an enormous pool of idealism and energy to help tackle some of our toughest challenges,” said Stephen Goldsmith, vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the Honor Roll. “We salute Belmont University for making community service a campus priority, and thank the millions of college students who are helping to renew America through service to others.”
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was created in 2006, and recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs.