On the Honor Roll
Kettering University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to service-learning and volunteerism.
Kettering University has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice. On campuses across the country, thousands of students joined their faculty to develop innovative programs and projects to meet local needs using the skills gained in their classrooms.
Kettering students volunteer through a variety of initiatives coordinated by the Student Civic Engagement Center (SCEC), a collaborative of community service, service-learning, philanthropic and volunteer organizations on campus. These include: Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Green Engineering Organization (GEO), realSERVICE, and Up 'til Dawn (UTD). It also serves as the community outreach conduit for Kettering students, as well as for coordinating CollegeTown service activities with the University of Michigan-Flint, Baker College, and Mott Community College.
“Congratulations to the awardees and students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities,” said Patrick Corvington, the Corporation's CEO. “Our nation's students are a critical part of the equation and vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we face. They have achieved impactful results and demonstrated the value of putting knowledge into practice to help renew America through service.”