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Knox College has received national recognition for its commitment to community service by being named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The President's Honor Roll highlights higher education institutions that display values of exemplary community service and that achieve meaningful outcomes in the communities served. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions in four categories: Economic Opportunity, Education, Interfaith Community Service, and General Community Service.
Knox earned the Honor Roll's "With Distinction" designation in the Economic Opportunity category. "With Distinction" is a reflection of Knox's strong institutional commitment to community service and its involvement in partnerships that produce measurable impact in the community.
The Economic Opportunity category recognizes institutions of higher education with service programs that build economic independence, increase family stability, and create more sustainable and resilient communities.
With this most recent honor, Knox now has been named to the President's Honor Roll six times in the past seven years. The latest award focuses on the local economic impact of three of Knox's community service initiatives:
Knox College offers a wide range of options for community service, including academic service-learning, entry-level volunteer activities, and extended post-graduate commitments. The Kleine Center for Community Service administers Knox students' involvement in community service.
More than 1,300 Knox students—nearly all of them—engaged in community service during the 2014-15 academic year, which is the period covered by the most recent President's Honor Roll. They contributed more than 60,500 hours to community service.
(Photo at top of page: Knox students volunteer by sorting and transporting clothes and other items at The Purple Hanger Resale Shoppe, a Galesburg business whose proceeds benefit the Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center.)
Published on September 29, 2016