OGDEN — For a sixth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named Weber State University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service.
The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
“Weber State University is proud of its engagement with our community,” said Ryan Thomas, WSU associate provost. “We believe that such commitments help us to meaningfully respond to local educational needs.”
Weber State’s service projects included efforts to increase access to community dental health, mentoring at-risk youths in local school districts, and summer programs to teach science and art to youths in partnership with Ogden School District’s free lunch program in local parks.
WSU’s Community Involvement Center was established on campus in 2007 as a resource for faculty, students and community partners. The center houses the AmeriCorps Education Award Program and Volunteer Involvement Program and helps with service-learning projects in curriculum.
During the 2010-11 academic year, 7,077 WSU students worked on service-learning projects or volunteered in the community, totaling more than 131,229 service hours.