October 18, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced last week that Martin Methodist College (MMC) was selected for the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Considered the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement, the President’s Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education in four categories: General Community Service, Interfaith Community Service, Economic Opportunity, and Education. Out of the four, MMC was recognized for General Community Service, Economic Opportunity, and Education.
Some of MMC’s service projects that were highlighted include Boys and Girls Club Book Drive, OpporTUNEity, SGA Angel Tree, MMC Athletics Blood Water Mission Service Project, and Martin Serves! Missions to Costa Rica.
“As a recipient of the 2015 President’s Honor Roll, I feel this recognition highlights how much we have grown over the past eight years since the development of MMC’s Service-Learning Program,” said Director of Martin Serves! Program Brandi Belcher. “We have become more collaborative in collecting information on service, highlighting exceptional community service, civic engagement, and Service-Learning Projects through our MMC Service Blog. Receiving this distinction celebrates our most esteemed students, faculty, staff, and community partners who go above and beyond to create our most impactful initiatives.”
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.
-Written by Sissy Garner, Director of Communications