Mount Wachusett Community College has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, with distinction, for exemplary community service programs that enhance the visibility of effective practices in campus-community partnerships.
The Honor Roll's Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service learning, and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the American Council on Education, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core.
Mount Wachusett has been named to the honor roll every year since its inception, and twice with distinction. MWCC's efforts coordinated through its Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement align with the Corporation for National and Community Service's strategic commitment to engage millions of college students in service.
"This annual recognition is a great source of pride for all at MWCC," said President Daniel M. Asquino. "We are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive a high-quality, well-rounded education, which includes preparing them to be active citizens. Our students consistently demonstrate a willingness to share their skills, time and talents to assist residents and organizations in our region. Our faculty and staff have done an outstanding job integrating civic engagement into their programs, and our community partners embrace these mutually beneficial opportunities to enrich our communities."