Georgia Southern University

Students’ Inspiring Community Service Gains National Attention

Community service is important to Georgia Southern University students, which is why their efforts to make a lasting impression on campus and the Statesboro community led to the University’s first-ever recognition on the the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

MG_3517-650x400More than 3,900 students engaged in nearly 396,000 hours — the equivalent of more than 15,000 days of community service — according to data from the 2011-2012 academic year. “This award recognizes the dedication of our students, faculty and staff to invest their lives in this community,” said Todd Deal, Ph.D., director of the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement (OSLCE). “A significant part of our mission is service to the region, and this award demonstrates that we certainly are meeting that.”

Click here to read more of the story in the summer edition of the Georgia Southern Magazine.

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