Webster University Named to National Honor Roll For Community Service

Oct. 24, 2016

Webster University Named to President’s Honor Roll
Students collect t-shirts for this year's Webster Works Worldwide day of service.

ST. LOUIS –Webster University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The annual list names universities and colleges in the United States that demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement.

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.

"Just as Webster University's ongoing mission has served to meet unmet needs, the faculty, staff, and students of Webster express their commitments to communities worldwide through active service and engagement, said Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, president of the University. “This prestigious recognition from the President of the United States affirms the value of this work, for which we are grateful."

Webster University was listed in the General Community Service category for its Federal Work-Study Community Service Program, global Webster Works Worldwide community service day and the Webster Student Literacy Corps; three programs that send students into the community to work with non-profit and government organizations.

The 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll was released Sept. 21. It includes the names of approximately 600 universities and colleges that have students and staff who regularly work with non-profit and government organizations to improve the community. There are approximately 4,600 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States.

The list is compiled by the Corporation for National & Community Service 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. 

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with nearly 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.


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