Sunday, February 28, 2010

TTU Recognized For Community Service Efforts

For the second year in a row, The Corporation for National Community Service has named Tennessee Tech a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts to local communities. This honor is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. TTU’s University Service Center recorded that almost 2,200 students engaged in community service or academic service learning in the 2008-09 academic year. Those students logged almost 14,000 hours in volunteer work. Students, as well as faculty and staff, rallied to make TTU’s campus Habitat for Humanity build the largest project in terms of participants and service hours. About 400 campus community members constructed a home in 20 days. Meanwhile, students also dedicated more than 600 hours to two projects benefitting the Cookeville Rescue Mission.