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Bethlehem, Pa., November 27, 2006—Moravian College was selected as a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of the nation’s colleges and universities response to President Bush’s call to service. The focus of this new program is designed to increase public awareness of the contributions made by college students within their communities and across the country through volunteerism. In particular the Honor Roll’s special emphasis this year is the recognition of service activities performed in response to the Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005.
“Moravian College is committed to service endeavors and civic engagement, contributing over 14,000 hours of service each year,” said Phyllis V. Walsh, coordinator of community services at Moravian. “These activities and initiatives benefit the local community as well as address world issues. Student and staff voices initiate new activities each year to enhance the growing list of opportunities for service and leadership.”
The program also identifies and promotes community service model programs and practices in higher education. It is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the USA Freedom Corps, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.