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NC State Doubles Down on Service

Amanda McKnight (left) and Darren Lipman (right) hold boards in place as Joey Brown hammers on a service trip to Belize.

You might say NC State has double vision. The university nabbed two spots on the prestigious President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll this year, earning recognition for its efforts in both community service and economic opportunity.

The honor roll was created in 2006, inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. The award highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community challenges and in inspiring students to pursue a lifelong path of civic engagement in their communities.

NC State is no stranger to the honor roll; it made the list last year and in 2009. The university received one of the program’s highest honors, the Presidential Award for General Community Service, in 2012.

The Corporation for National and Community Service administers the honor roll 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.  Learn more about the honor roll online.