National Recognition Given
to St. John’s University by President’s Higher Education Community
Service Honor Roll for Second Straight Year
St. John’s University has been named to the 2010
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll,
the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive
for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic
engagement, for the second straight year.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, who administer
the annual Honor Roll award, recognizes higher education
institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service
and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The
Corporation oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the
Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban
Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on
The Honor Roll includes six colleges and universities that are
recognized as Presidential Awardees, with additional institutions
named to the Distinction List and named as Honor Roll members.
Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors
including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage
of student participation in service activities, incentives for
service, and the extent to which the school offers academic
The formal announcement for the 2010 President's Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll was made on May 12 with a press
conference held on May 16. The entire Honor Roll list is available
along with descriptions of the top honorees.
One of St. John’s University’s bold initiatives is its Vincentian Institute for Social
Action (“VISA”) program. VISA
encourages collaboration by areas and units throughout the
university community – all colleges and schools, student life, and
campus ministry – in activities designed to advance the Vincentian
commitment to social justice and systemic change. Students have the
opportunity to combine study in their academic discipline with
service and experience that helps them develop the knowledge and
skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of those in
VISA is comprised of four interrelated units: a
newly constituted Faculty Research Consortium; the
Academic Service Learning; and a re-established
St. John’s University Press.
About The Corporation for National and Community
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a
federal agency that engages more five million Americans in service
through its Senior
and Learn and Serve
America programs, and leads President Obama's national
call to service initiative, United We Serve.
For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.
About St John’s University
St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities –
nationally ranked (by The Princeton Review and U.S.
News & World Report) and recognized for its superb
academic programs, diverse student life, New York vitality and BIG
EAST athletic excitement. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian
Community, the University currently enrolls more than 21,000
undergraduate and graduate students from 46 states and 115
countries. In addition, St. John’s accommodates more than 4,000
residence students at six campus locations (Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and
York as well as Rome, Italy and
St. John’s values its investment in education and provides the
necessary resources to support student scholarships, faculty and
academic programs, technological advances and the building and
modernization of new facilities (both academic and athletic). St.
John’s University is the perfect choice for an affordable,
high-quality private education that blends academic study, service
learning opportunities, professional training and real-world
experience within a diverse and highly supportive community both
domestically and globally. For more information about St John’s
University, visit www.stjohns.edu.
For more information contact Dominic Scianna,
Assistant Vice President for Media Relations by calling
(718) 990-6185 or e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.