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Bethany College recognized nationally

June 16, 2011
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

BETHANY - The Corporation for National and Community Service recently named Bethany College a national leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Bethany was admitted to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in service that achieves measurable results in the community, according to officials.

Scott D. Miller, college president, said, "By drawing upon our unique and extensive resources, Bethany College is in a significant position to serve the greater community in diverse and meaningful ways. We are pleased to continually strengthen and expand our ongoing relationships with key community groups - and to allow our students to gain first-hand experience of the vital relationship between learning and service."

Bethany College's commitment to community service is evidenced through a wide variety of programs, including the following:

CNCS, which has administered the honor roll since 2006, admitted a total of 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 511 were named to the honor roll.

A total of 851 institutions applied for the 2010 honor roll, a 9 percent increase over last year. For a full list of recipients and descriptions of their service, visit

CNCS is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For information, visit

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