WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College has been named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. To be admitted, a school must demonstrate that its students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
In 2010, more than 350 Lycoming students were involved in direct service and completed in excess of 20,000 hours of volunteer work. In addition, 175 students took part in service learning activities that were integrated in to course content.
During their first year, members of the Class of 2014 completed more than 1,300 hours of service toward the Freshman Community Service commitment with organizations such as Special Olympics, Divine Providence Hospital and the American Red Cross.
Lycoming's chapter of College's Against Cancer raised more than $15,000 for the American Cancer Society, and business management students raised more than $13,000 for various local agencies.
The College's Clean Water Institute monitored 39 Pennsylvania streams, and students, faculty and staff participated in events such as Recyclemania, Habitat for Humanity's Shack-A-Thon, Toys for Tots and the annual Relay for Life.
Each year, Lycoming students, faculty and staff are regularly engaged in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Circle K, Habitat for Humanity and various tutoring and mentoring programs with students in local elementary and high schools.
Lycoming was one of 641 colleges and universities in the U.S. recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006.
"As members of the class of 2011 cross the stage to pick up their diplomas, more and more will be going into the world with a commitment to public service and the knowledge that they can make a difference in their communities and their own lives through service to others, thanks to the leadership of these institutions," said Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of CNCS. "Congratulations to Lycoming College and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities."
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.