UNH Manchester Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

UNH Manchester Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Monday, April 01, 2013

UNH Manchester has again been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. This is the third time the college has been awarded this achievement after receiving it in 2009 and 2012.

UNH Manchester was admitted to the honor roll in March 2013 for its work in education, community service, and community based research. The college was among only eight institutions in New Hampshire and one of 558 across the United States to receive this distinction.

“Congratulations to the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, its faculty and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  “Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges.”

During the 2012-2013 academic year, more than 490 UNH Manchester students engaged in 6,220 hours of service to the community. Projects included a First Year Service day at the NH Food Bank and the annual Warmth from the Millyard program, which provides warm clothing to NH citizens.

UNH Manchester is a vital part of the educational, economic, and cultural life of central and southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts, serving the needs of a diverse urban population and bringing the resources of the state's flagship university to the urban center. UNH Manchester is committed to the economic growth and welfare of the region, encouraging students to connect their work in the University with their lives in their communities.

The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the honor roll since 2006, admitted a total of 690 higher education institutions to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Of this number, 558, including UNH Manchester, were named honor roll members, 113 institutions earned the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction, 14 were named Honor Roll Presidential Level Finalists, and five were named Presidential Awardees. For a full list of recipients, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.