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University named to 2013 President’s Honor Roll

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March 07, 2013

The Corporation for National and Community Service named Georgia College to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The university has earned the recognition for the sixth consecutive year.

“We're pleased to continue Georgia College’s presence on the Honor Roll for a sixth year,” said Dr. Bruce Harshbarger, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “It serves as a testament to the fact that volunteer service is not a limited-time event at the university but a core element of the institution's culture. During the past 15 years, Georgia College students have provided more than a half-million hours of service to Milledgeville and Baldwin County, filling critical local needs while providing one of the best hands-on educational experiences possible.”

This year’s award recognizes the university and its students’ volunteer efforts with the following projects and programs: 

  • Civic learning initiatives, including the American Democracy Project, the Public Voice Partnership, Global Citizenship Symposium and Times Talk;
  •  Afterschool programs, including the Youth Enrichment Services and High Achievers programs; and
  • Campus volunteering clearinghouse, the GIVE Center.

Launched during 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement in the nation.

Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors, including scope and innovativeness 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 Honor Roll is sponsored jointly by the Corporation for National and Community Service through its Learn and Serve America program, in collaboration with the Department of Education; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Campus Compact; and the American Council on Education.

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ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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