RADNOR, Pa. (June 1, 2011) — Cabrini College has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. Since the Honor Roll’s inception in 2006, Cabrini has seen appointment every year.
Cabrini was honored for initiatives in fair trade, immigration reform, and youth empowerment, and for the College’s core curriculum, Justice Matters, which encourages students to explore the complex factors that create social problems, and gain skills to address them.
Partnerships with the city of Norristown, Catholic Relief Services, and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus offer students, faculty and staff service opportunities in Norristown, Appalachia, Central and South America, and Africa.
The College also is a leader in incorporating the principles of Catholic Social Teaching into its curriculum.
“The selection of Cabrini to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year recognizes, on a national level, students, faculty, staff and alumni for carrying forth the mission of the College,” said Dr. Marie Angelella George, president of Cabrini College. “I could not be more proud of the transformational work that the Cabrini community has accomplished both at home and abroad.”
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll selects colleges and universities based on the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service learning permeates the curriculum, the school’s commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships, and the measurable community outcomes of the service.
This year, 49 Pennsylvania colleges and universities were named to the Honor Roll or to the Honor Roll with Distinction.
The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education.
For a complete list of Honor Roll recipients, please visit www.learnandserve.gov.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.