CSUMB Receives Presidential Recognition for Community Work
March 11, 2013
CSU Monterey Bay was one of fourteen universities named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
“Our university is nationally recognized as a leader in service learning and community engagement,” said Dr. Eduardo M. Ochoa, CSUMB president. “Not only is service learning woven into our curriculum, it is also part of our university's ethos of engaging with and contributing to the betterment of our surrounding communities.”
CSUMB is the only public university in the state, and one of a few nationwide, that require service learning participation from students. Nearly half of the university’s students enroll in service learning courses each year, and volunteer more than 65,000 hours of service to more than 250 schools, non-profit organizations and government agencies in the Central Coast, according to a university statement.
The university has been on the president’s honor roll every year since the distinction was created in 2006. The university has also received the Presidential Award for community service twice.
“It’s wonderful to see our program being recognized,” said Dr. Seth Pollack, director of Service Learning at CSUMB.