Grand View Named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll
Grand View University has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This is the fourth year GV has received the award since 2006.
The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees were chosen based on a series of selection factors including 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 service-learning courses.
“This year Grand View hours served in the community were up, we totaled 49,461 hours,” says Heidi Pries, Director of New Student Programs and Student Involvement at Grand View. “Just to give you a little perspective, last year we reported 36,696 hours and the first year we applied we reported 23,438 hours. Students continue to get more involved with service both in and out of the classroom. Many of our athletic teams volunteer hundreds of hours in the Des Moines community and every organization on campus is involved in service activities in some way. Our faculty have become more intentional about using service learning in their courses to enhance student learning.” The 2013 award represents service completed in the 2011-12 academic year.