Rhodes Makes President’s Community Service Honor Roll

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Publication Date: 2/25/2008

Rhodes has been named to the 2007 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. This honor recognizes Rhodes’ leadership in helping to build a culture of service and civic engagement on campuses and in our nation. In all, 528 schools are listed on the Honor Roll for their community service activities. Only 125 are noted to have served with distinction. A full list is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.

"I am extremely pleased that community service at Rhodes has received this recognition," says college president William E. Troutt. "It reinforces both the commitment of the 80% of our students engaged in significant community service and our new curriculum that recognizes the synergistic relationship between classroom learning and learning beyond our gates."

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. It is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and is sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the USA Freedom Corps, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development.

Rhodes also was recognized in a recent publication by the Association of American Colleges and Universities for its work outside the gates.  A commitment to service, community partnerships, and the college’s location in Memphis make Rhodes a truly distinctive college of the liberal arts and sciences.