Warren Wilson College, a higher education pioneer in community service with a program launched in the late 1950s, has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
Warren Wilson joins four public universities in North Carolina’s piedmont region as the only five N.C. institutions to receive the honor roll’s distinction designation in 2013.
According to its website, the President’s honor roll “annually highlights the role college and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.” The honor roll was formally announced March 4 at the American Council on Education’s 95th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Go here to learn more.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a college where students are not only learning from their service experiences, but are also achieving meaningful and measureable outcomes in our community,” Warren Wilson Dean of Service Cathy Kramer said. “We do our own internal assessment to evaluate whether we are effectively meeting our goal of preparing students for civic life, but it is also helpful to have an outside organization acknowledge that our efforts are successful.”
The service program at Warren Wilson is an integral part of a learning Triad that includes liberal arts academics and a campus work program. One of only seven work colleges nationwide, Warren Wilson is singular in also requiring service to the greater community as a graduation requirement.