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Nicholls honored again by federal government

THIBODAUX – For the fourth consecutive year, Nicholls State University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Launched in 2006, the list recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative community service and service-learning programs. It is the highest federal recognition a university can receive for service-related commitment.

“I am pleased that Nicholls has once again received this national honor,” Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president, said. “Classes focusing on community service have become a major part of this university’s culture, and I am delighted that the federal government continues to acknowledge the selfless efforts of faculty, staff and students.”

The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the honor roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education. Honorees are 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.

For additional information, including a short video, go to http://www.learnandserve.gov and click “President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll,” under “Our Programs.”

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