College Named to 2014 President’s Community Service Honor Roll

SUNY Cobleskill is proud to be named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 6th consecutive year. The list, released on December 5, recognizes colleges and universities who achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve and show a clear commitment to community service and service learning.

“Service unites students, faculty, and staff as responsible citizens through the gift of their time and skills to address community needs, near and far. We are humbled by this national recognition of the work we are doing to effect positive changes and build lasting relationships,” said Dr. Debra H. Thatcher, Acting President of SUNY Cobleskill.

Honored within the General Community Service category, SUNY Cobleskill demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of life of off-campus community residents. Institutions acknowledged in the General Community Service category engage in service that addresses education, health, economic opportunity, the environment, disaster preparedness or other human needs including support for veterans and military families.

“Clearly the Center for Community Engagement, various Student Affairs and Academic Affairs entities and faculty, staff and students throughout the campus embrace and value community service and engagement “said Steven Ackerknecht, Vice President for Student Affairs.” We are proud that SUNY Cobleskill students are making a difference one volunteer opportunity at a time.”

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll has been administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core.