Harding University Honored For Outstanding Community Service

Harding University honored for outstanding community service

The Corporation for National and Community Service
named Harding University to the President’s Higher Education Community
Service Honor Roll for the exemplary service contributions of its
students, faculty and staff in meeting critical community and national
needs. This is the third consecutive year Harding has received the

“Part of our mission at Harding University is a commitment to a
servant-leadership lifestyle,” says President David Burks. “That
commitment encourages students to seek out opportunities to serve
others and lays the foundation for a lifetime of service.”

During the 2008-2009 academic year more than 6,500 students
contributed 77,203 hours of service to numerous projects.

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

A total of 635 colleges and universities across the nation were
recognized. Harding is one of only eight schools honored in Arkansas.
A full list is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.

The Honor Roll is jointly sponsored by the Corporation, through its
Learn and Serve America program, and the President’s Council on
Service and Civic Participation, USA Freedom Corps, the Department of
Education, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency
that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic
engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation
administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, a
program that supports service-learning in schools, institutions of
higher education, and community-based organizations. For more
information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.