Cornell College honored for service

For the third consecutive year Cornell College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Cornell was one of 17 Iowa colleges and universities on the list. The honor roll recognizes  higher education institutions that reflect the values of community service and celebrates the transformative power and volunteer spirit that exists within the higher education community. You can read more about the honor at the Iowa Campus Compact site or the Corporation for National and Community Service site.

Among other things, Cornell College students mentor children in Mount Vernon and Cedar Rapids, coordinate and participate in the campus Relay for Life which has been nationally recognized for fundraising efforts, serve on the board of directors for local non-profits, organize Unified Sports Day with the Iowa Special Olympics, provide free tax preparation assistance to low-income, elderly, and disabled people, and commit 300 hours of service over the course of one year as part of the Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program.