Wittenberg has been named to the first President's
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
in recognition of extraordinary volunteer efforts
by the university and its students to serve area
neighborhoods and Gulf Coast communities devastated
by Hurricane Katrina.
Wittenberg and 140 other institutions of higher
education were recognized for distinguished service
among the nearly 500 schools named to the President's
Honor Roll at the Campus Compact 20th Anniversary.
Schools receiving distinguished service recognition
provided exceptional community service over the past year,
contributing their community members' time, resources,
energy, skills - and intellect - to serve America.
"Wittenberg has set a strong example for college-level
civic engagement," said Stephen Goldsmith, chief
executive officer of the Corporation for National and
Community Service, the federal agency that works to
foster a culture of volunteering and service in America.
"Many people and communities have been improved
because Wittenberg and its students identified some of
society's most pressing needs and got involved."