Thursday, August 11, 2011

McPherson College recognized for community service

McPherson College students have logged more than 11,200 hours of volunteer service at home and abroad during the last academic year, assisting 123 organizations or locations in 176 events or projects.

This commitment to service resulted in McPherson College being named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. McPherson College was the only Kansas college to receive this honor, awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

It is significant to note that the students logged much of their service out of state and overseas. Five students, winners of the Global Enterprise Challenge in November 2010, traveled to Haiti in June 2011 to help the people of Aux Plaines on Tortuga Island. Four other students traveled to Ethiopia in April to help deliver wheelchairs to victims of polio.

Volunteers also assisted flood survivors at a Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project in Ashland City, Tenn. Eighteen students worked in Lybrook Community Ministries, Lybrook, N.M., during spring break helping the Navajo Native Americans.

Close to the McPherson campus, 129 students and staff packaged 20,000 meals for the people of Haiti through Numana, Inc.

No comments: