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ISU Recognized For Community Service

ISU says retaining students could help the university reach its goal of record enrollment by 2017.

Indiana State University is being recognized for its contributions in community service by an independent federal agency.

The Corporation for National and Community Service lists ISU and more than 110 other schools on the President’s Higher Education Community Service “Honor Roll with Distinction.”

Institutions are selected based on their contributions to the local and national community, with special preference granted to programs geared towards educating disadvantaged youth.

ISU students volunteer in impoverished areas of Terre Haute and across the country through school-sponsored trips.

Nancy Rogers, ISU’s Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, says service has been a focus of the university since 2003. Freshmen are introduced to service through university-sponsored events.

Notre Dame, Taylor University and Valparaiso University were given the same recognition, while 12 other Indiana colleges were listed on the basic honor roll. It’s the third time ISU has won the award.

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