A national award for community service highlights Rose State College as the only community college recipient in the state, along with eight other state colleges.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, awarded by the organization Campus Compact, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. The Honor Roll recognizes institutions’ efforts that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
Rose State College President Dr. Terry Britton said the college’s Service Learning program enlists students to volunteer for community projects, such as food drives, Habitat for Humanity and other charitable activities, and makes that volunteerism part of their curriculum.
“We take community service very seriously at Rose State,” said President Britton. “For that reason, it is very gratifying to be recognized with this award. We thank all the faculty, staff, and students who assist with the Service Learning Program.”
“Thank you all for what you do to make Oklahoma a better place to live and your efforts to develop citizens who engage in their communities and become socially responsible. We salute you all,” said Gina M. Wekke, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Tue, March 13, 2012
by Ben Fenwick