WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College has been named to the 2013 Presidentâ€™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.
Lycoming was one
of 690 colleges and universities in the U.S. recognized by the Corporation for
National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since
the awardees and the students for their dedication to service,â€ said Wendy
Spencer, CEO of CNCS. â€œThese institutions have inspired students and faculty
alike to roll up their sleeves and work alongside members of the community to
solve problems and improve their neighborsâ€™ lives.â€
During the 2011-12 school year, which was the
criteria for the Honor Roll, more than 400 Lycoming students were involved in
direct service and completed in excess of 20,000 hours of volunteer work. In
addition, 136 students took part in service learning activities that were
integrated into course content, according to Jeffrey LeCrone, director of the
Community Service Center.
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, Habitat
for Humanity and the American Red Cross.
Lycomingâ€™s chapter of Collegeâ€™s Against Cancer
raised more than $24,000 for the American Cancer Society, and business
management students raised more than $13,000 for various local agencies.
The Collegeâ€™s Clean Water Institute monitored
40 Pennsylvania streams, and students, faculty and staff participated in events
such as Recyclemania, Habitat for Humanityâ€™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.
strengthened when we all come together, and we are encouraged that these
institutions and their students have made service a priority,â€ said U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. â€œCivic engagement should be a key component
of every studentâ€™s education experience. Through reaching out to meet the needs
of their neighbors, these students are deepening their impact, strengthening
our democracy and ultimately preparing themselves to be successful citizens.â€
is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate
education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential
community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming
offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S.
News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the
Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest
colleges in the nation. For more information,