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Congratulations to Minnesota Campuses Named to President’s Honor Roll

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in President's Honor Roll2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. The 2013 Honor Roll recipients will be announced at the American Council on Education’s 95th Annual Meeting, Leading Change on Monday March 4, 2013.

We are delighted to announce that 18 Minnesota Campus Compact member campuses are recognized in the The 2013 Honor Roll. Congratulations to the following campuses:

Honor Roll with Distinction:

  • Augsburg College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Winona State University

Honor Roll Members:

  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Century College
  • College of St. Benedict
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Normandale Community College
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Olaf College
  • University of Minnesota Crookston
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
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Minnesota Campuses Recognized on President’s Honor Roll

The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education today announced the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recipients for 2012. We are proud to say that  19 Minnesota Campus Compact members are among the 642 campuses recognized from across the country.President's Honor Roll The five Presidential Awardees (the highest honor) are all members of the national Campus Compact network.

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic
engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

The Minnesota Campuses honored this year are listed below. Congratulations to all of you!

Honor Roll with Distinction

  • Augsburg College
  • College of St. Benedict
  • Metropolitan State University
  • University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Winona State University

Honor Roll

  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Century College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Macalester College
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Olaf College
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Southside Boys & Girls Club: College of Saint Benedict’s Presidents’ Community Partner Award Recipient

Southside Boys & Girls Club

Southside Boys & Girls Club located in St. Cloud, MN has been an extraordinary community partner to the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.  In the last academic year alone, Southside hosted 29 service learning students and was the placement site of one Bonner Leader.  Christine Kustelski, program director, is a Saint Ben’s alumna and has created a strong connection between the school and her site through her understanding of the mission and vision of the CSB/SJU community and the needs of Southside Boys & Girls Club.

Southside works primarily with Somali, African American, and Caucasian students to help “enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”  Southside has nearly 900 students registered within its program and it serves as a resource for CSB/SJU students to learn about other cultures and to experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.  This resource is particularly beneficial for education students who want experience working in an academic setting with a diverse group of students.

I am proud to nominate Southside Boys & Girls Club for the President’s Community Partner Award in recognition of their commitment to the St. Cloud community and to enhancing educational opportunities for CSB/SJU students.

Minnesota AIDS Project: Macalester College’s Presidents’ Community Partner Award Recipient

The Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) works to educate, provide services, advocate for change through public policy and engage volunteers. Macalester has worked with closely with MAP through the Leaders In Service, Bonner Community Scholars, and Off-campus Student Employment programs for the past three years.

The work of Darin Rowles, Manager of AIDSLine and Case Management Services, has been instrumental in solidifying the Macalester/MAP partnership. He has served as the Bonner supervisor and has a strong understanding of how to work with students and is willing to mentor and coach students. Through his leadership the vision for creating a deeper and multifaceted partnership between MAP and Macalester is being realized. Next year MAP will host two Bonner students and will also have an off-campus student employee joining the organization in the fall.   Based on our relationship with MAP and having a Bonner student deeply involved in the organization, our Health and Wellness student organizer, a participant in both Bonner and Leaders in Service, worked with MAP to bring to campus a two-day Red Cross HIV/AIDS training workshop. The workshop was attended by 13 Macalester students and there are plans for hosting another workshop in the fall of 2011.

Desmond George: Normandale Community College’s Presidents’ Student Leadership Award Recipient

Desmond George

Desmond George is a leader in the AmeriCorps Citizen Scholar Fellows program at NCC. He averages 25 hours of volunteer service every month. His initiative has created innovative programming that has influenced the campus. He is extremely positive and leads by example to inspire others to volunteer.

Desmond is the President of the Black Student Alliance and the Table Tennis club. He leads both with enthusiasm and passion. He organized Black History Month events on campus including keynote speakers, soul food dinner, and Remembrance March. Additionally, he leads the programming committee for the M3C program and he recently organized a very successful Teens for Jeans Drive. The drive collected jeans to be donated to homeless youth and their families. He is currently organizing National Volunteer Week and Earth Day events.

Desmond volunteers for 180 Degrees and has committed himself to spend a minimum of three hours every week for a calendar year with his mentee. He mentors a teenager and provides him with a safe place to address his needs, build self-confidence and self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and become involved in the community. He has also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and Feed My Starving Children.

Minnesota Campuses Receive Presidential Recognition

Augsburg College is one of six colleges and universities receiving Presidential Awards in the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its President's Honor Rollcommitment to community service.

The Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

The College of Saint Benedict and Metropolitan State University, were recognized on the Honor Roll With Distinction.

Other Minnesota Honor Roll institutions include:

  • Carleton College
  • Central Lakes College
  • Century College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Macalester College
  • Minnesota School of Business-Rochester
  • Normandale Community College
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • Saint John’s University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Olaf College
  • University of Minnesota, Crookston
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Winona State University

Congratulations to all of these campuses for their extraordinary commitments to serving their communities.