PhilaU Makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

PhilaU's campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity gives back to the community.

PhilaU’s campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity gives back to the community.

For the second consecutive year, PhilaU has been named to the national President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

“This distinction is the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service learning and civic engagement,” said Ted Miller, chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the program.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions whose community service efforts achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

“This is an incredible honor to make this list for the second year in a row,” said Maryann Ernesto, associate director of student engagement for community service. “Achieving this award is a great way to acknowledge the wonderful service initiatives we are doing here at PhilaU.”

In its application for the honor roll, PhilaU highlighted such community service projects as the Philadelphia University Mentoring Program (P.U.M.P.-up), community service academic course SERVE-101 and the campus chapter of Relay For Life.

“The culture of service on PhilaU’s campus continues to evolve,” Ernesto said. “The opening of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service this year has really allowed for some fantastic opportunities to collaborate on new service-related programs. I look forward to continuing to work with our faculty, staff and students as we strive to build on and strengthen existing projects, as well as create some new ones in the coming year.”

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