Award Cites Campus Commitment to Service

July 19, 2011 5:43 AM

New Wave staff

For the fifth year in a row, Tulane University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll that celebrates exemplary commitment to service and volunteering in the nation’s colleges and universities.

honorroll2Tulane is among a small group of institutions that have made the honor roll every year since the program started in 2006. Robert Velasco II, 
acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, made the announcement in a letter to Tulane President Scott Cowen.

Vincent Ilustre, executive director of the Tulane Center for Public Service, said the award recognizes “the collaborative work of our faculty, staff, students and community partners in addressing our community’s needs.”

Ilustre said, “The corporation has been impressed with the university’s implementation of the public service graduation requirement and the adoption and execution of the engagement agenda by our faculty.”

In the letter to Cowen, Velasco wrote, “Your institution plays a critical role in expanding the opportunity for citizens to serve; increasing the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to become more effective; and demonstrating that service is a crucial tool for addressing the challenges that the nation faces.”

The honor roll is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development.

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