Clemson named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
By Evan Lybrand
CLEMSON — Clemson University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth year in a row. The honor roll is the highest recognition given by the federal government to a college or university for its dedication to volunteerism and service-learning.
More than 6,000 Clemson students logged more than 105,700 hours of community service in 2012. Clemson was recognized for such programs as Solid Green football game-day recycling, the English department’s Client-Based Writing program and GoalPOST, an after-school program coordinated by faculty and students in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education.
Clemson University joins a large list of recipients from across the United States. Honorees were chosen based on such factors as innovation and student involvement in community projects.
Recipients were chosen by the Corporation of National and Community Service. The honor roll was launched in 2006 to highlight the important roles that colleges and universities play in their communities.