President Barack Obama
Names 16 SUNY Campuses to Honor Roll
Albany – Sixteen SUNY colleges and universities were named by
President Barack Obama to the 2012 Higher Education Community Service Honor
Roll, recognizing their commitment
to bettering their communities through community service and service learning.
SUNY campuses to make this
year’s honor roll were: University at Albany, Alfred State College, Binghamton
University, Buffalo State College, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, SUNY ESF,
Fashion Institute of Technology, Monroe Community College, SUNY Morrisville,
SUNY Old Westbury, SUNY Oneonta, and Stony Brook University. In addition, three
SUNY colleges – SUNY Cortland, SUNY Geneseo, and SUNY Oswego – were named to
the Honor Roll with distinction.
“Each of SUNY’s 64 campuses is
not only a top education provider but also a community partner that invest
countless hours each year to helping others and bettering their communities
locally, nationally, and even across globe,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L.
Zimpher. “As a major component of our strategic plan, SUNY is deeply committed
to creating vibrant communities across New York State. The generous efforts
made on behalf of the 16 campuses recognized by President Obama truly embody The
Power of SUNY.”
the number of campuses to make the President’s honor roll each year is a metric
used by the SUNY Report
Card to measure the system’s success toward enhancing vibrant communities
across New York.
The President's Higher Education
Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions
that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful
outcomes in their communities. Inspired by the thousands of college students
who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast
after Hurricane Katrina, the initiative celebrates the transformative power and
volunteer spirit that exists within the higher education community.
The Corporation for National
and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006,
admitted a total of 642 schools to colleges and universities for their impact
on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk
that total, 513 were named to the Honor Roll, 110 received the recognition of
Honor Roll with distinction, 14 were identified as finalists, and five received
the Presidential Award.
Campuses named to this year's
Honor Roll reported that nearly one million of their students engaged in
service learning and more than 1.6 million participated in other forms of
community service, serving a total of more than 105 million hours.
About the State University of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating more than 467,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with more than 3 million alumni around the
globe. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu