April 10, 2012
PVCC Named to Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of the outstanding service efforts and volunteerism by its students, faculty and staff.
Under PVCC's Service Learning program, coordinated by Kim Hoosier, professor of sociology, students can earn academic credit for their involvement in community service. PVCC students logged more than 5,000 community service hours during the 2010-11 academic year. In addition, the student-based PVCC Volunteer Club organizes volunteers for several community organizations and events.
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education.