Marietta back on Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

For the second consecutive year, Marietta College's students are being honored for their dedication to service in the region.

Marietta has been named to the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, a distinction that was also earned last year.

The honor roll, which began in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service-learning programs. It is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

To receive the recognition, Marietta was showcased for its community service projects and extreme involvement in events such as Community Service Day and Make a Difference Day. Dr. Tanya Judd-Pucella, assistant professor of McDonough Leadership and Director of Civic Engagement, coordinated these projects.

"One thing that makes Marietta College stand out from other colleges and universities is our ability to involve large amounts of students on our service days," said Renee Steffen, AmeriCorps VISTA Campus & Community Collaboration Leader. "Having 17 campus organizations participate on Community Service Day was phenomenal."

In addition to the two major projects, Marietta also has a strong partnership with the Ely Chapman Foundation and the Marietta Family YMCA.