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Carnegie Lauds NC State for Service

Students, faculty and staff prepare meals for the nonprofit organization Stop Hunger Now.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized NC State’s continued culture of student service and engagement by again classifying the university as a community engaged institution, along with 239 other schools across the nation.

NC State was one of the original 63 institutions to receive the designation in 2006, while another 94 were added in 2008, 121 in 2010 and 83 in 2015. A total of 361 campuses have now earned the designation.

In order to be selected, institutions were required to provide descriptions and examples of institutionalized practices of community engagement.

A committee of 24, chaired by Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement Terri Helmlinger Ratcliff and distinguished professor at-large emeritus Ellis Cowling, spent three months assembling information to submit the re-classification application in April. Cowling, a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his work in plant pathology and air pollution impact, also chaired the original application.

Since 2006, the committee reports that NC State students, staff and faculty have:

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