The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recently included The Citadel in its list of the top five universities and colleges for the General Community Service category.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced this honor. It is the highest honor that universities and colleges can receive for their exemplary community service. It shows that these universities and colleges have made some meaningful results in their local communities.
“Congratulations to The Citadel, its faculty and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS, said. “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.”
Officials at The Citadel were pleased by the honor.
“This is very exciting for The Citadel’s cadets, students and the entire campus community,” Colonel Thomas Clark, USMC (Ret.), director for The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, said. “It is the first time we have been named as a finalist on the President’s Honor Roll, putting us in the top five institutions of higher education in the nation for community service out of more than 650. The Citadel prides itself on being a proven producer of principled leaders through a military learning structure that integrates service learning, leadership and ethics training into the curriculum and culture for all four years of a cadet’s college career.”