Daemen College has, for the seventh consecutive year, been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service learning and civic engagement.
Daemen is one only five institutions in Western New York and among 35 colleges and universities in New York to receive this national designation in the 2014 general community service category, which is awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
"This prestigious national distinction is a great tribute to our students' exceptional dedication and hard work to a range of community service activities that have a positive, meaningful impact in our local, regional and international communities," said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. "We are immensely honored to be recognized for all of the college's outstanding civic engagement efforts."
In 2013-14, nearly 500 Daemen students engaged in more than 25,000 total hours in service-learning and community service initiatives. Over the past decade, Daemen has established 35 local and global service-learning partnerships.
Launched in 2006, the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus-community partnerships. CNCS oversees the award in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, American Council on Education, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core.