Belmont Receives 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

untitled.bmpBelmont University was named a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, an honor higher than the one received last year. The Honor Roll recognizes universities that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Belmont’s recognition from the highest level of the federal government signifies the university’s commitment to service and community engagement in both its students and faculty. Of the 614 schools admitted, 114 received awards with distinction. Belmont was one of only three from the state of Tennessee to achieve that standing. [Rhodes College in Memphis was named an Honor Roll Finalist.]
Belmont’s Director of Service Learning Tim Stewart said, “Together, students contributed more than 26,600 hours of service to the community, and 312 students participated in 20 or more hours of service. I’m always amazed, but never really surprised, when an appeal goes out to the Belmont community to help, and folks respond so enthusiastically. I think we have created, and are continuing to nurture, a place where, like our mission statement says, we empower ‘men and women … to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.’”