University is honored for service efforts
UTSA showed off its recent report card with pride because the university has been listed on the 2012 national honor roll for its community service efforts throughout San Antonio.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education recently honored UTSA, among other universities, for its commitment to improving the community through service and service-learning. Noted were its efforts in mentoring, college access and outreach, economic outreach and development, wide-ranging volunteerism, and service-learning efforts.
"Through service, these institutions are creating the next generation of leaders by challenging students to tackle tough issues and create positive impacts in the community," said Robert Velasco, acting CEO of CNCS. "We applaud the honor roll schools, their faculty and students for their commitment to make service a priority in and out of the classroom."
"Preparing students to participate in our democracy and providing them with opportunities to take on local and global issues in their course work are as central to the mission of education as boosting college completion and closing the achievement gap," said Eduardo Ochoa, U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary for postsecondary education. "The honor roll schools should be proud of their work to elevate the role of service-learning on their campuses."
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.