Member News – Kean University
December 7th, 2016
Kean University was named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This marks the sixth time in a row that the University has earned a spot on the national list. Kean totaled 49,500 hours of community service in the 12-month period ending on June 30, 2014, to earn the designation which honors the University’s exemplary community service programs and its commitment to service learning. Kean earned recognition in three categories: Education Service, General Community Service, and Economic Opportunity Service.
Administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), the honor roll highlights the role of colleges and universities in solving community problems and placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.
“Six straight years on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is a point of pride for all of us at Kean,” said Kean University President Dr. Dawood Farahi. “Community service is part of Kean’s curriculum and its culture. Our community has answered the call to service with an exemplary commitment to making meaningful improvements in the communities around us.”
“Our students want to contribute to a better world, and we offer them opportunities to do that as a cornerstone to their world-class Kean University experience,” said Janice Murray-Laury, Kean’s vice president for student affairs. “But make no mistake about it, they are ones who do the work and who are eager to make a difference. It is great to see them get the recognition that they so richly deserve.”
More information about the Kean University’s community service efforts is available at the Center for Leadership & Service website at www.kean.edu/offices/cls. More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees can be found at www.nationalservice.gov.