CGCC Honored for Community Service
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Chandler-Gilbert Community College was recently named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. This is the 6th year in a row CGCC has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Of the 513 colleges and universities from across the U.S. named to the Honor Roll, CGCC was one of just 110 that received the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction, and the only Arizona community college to receive this honor.
“For more than 20 years, our college has a long-standing tradition of service to our communities and we hare honored to receive this recognition once again," said Dr. Linda Lujan, CGCC President. "Both in and out of the classroom, engaging in service enhances the student learning experience and benefits a wide variety of individuals and agencies. We are proud of our wonderful faculty and staff who give countless hours to infuse service into our curricular and co-curricular activities and we are proud of our many dedicated students who take the time to provide service in their community.”
Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors including the scope and innovation 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.
CGCC is located at 2626 E. Pecos Rd. in Chandler. For more information, call (480) 732-7030.
CGCC engaged students and staff in more than 85,000 hours of service during the 2010-11 academic year. In addition to students participating in academic service learning related to their curricula, including English, biology, communications, business, education, nutrition, sociology, psychology, and mathematics, many clubs and organizations such as Phi Theta Kappa, the HEAT Club (the Hands-On Environmental Action Team), and the HELP Club (Hands Enriching Life Program) also devoted hundreds of hours to their community engaged in various fund-raising and service projects.
The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.