Press Release

HLGU Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hannibal-LaGrange University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

"Hannibal-LaGrange University has a long history of service-learning and believes strongly in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world," said Dr. Jeff Brown, Director of Campus Ministries. "We're honored to receive this prestigious award and owe much of it to the students themselves. Through both their faith and compassions, they're the energy driving our commitment and they're the ones who make it all happen." HLGU's Carroll Mission Center serves as the focal point for ministry, missions, and many community outreach projects, such as: Hannibal Helping Hands, Maymester Missions, missions training, and student mobilization in regard to community and local church service.

In the University's commitment to its motto "Knowledge for Service," service-learning, co-curricular leadership activities, missions, and community partnerships are embedded with the curriculum and woven throughout campus life. In addition HLGU athletic teams are expected to participate and lead in service activities as well. New student orientation and first year programs, such as Freshman Seminar, provide students the opportunity to integrate leadership development and service-learning. These and several other service-related activities undergird the University's comprehensive and distinct initiative known as the "HLGU Experience."

HLGU students are encouraged to capture their experiences by developing an official co-curricular transcript. Over 68% of full-time, main campus students and 98% of full-time residential students utilized the University's transcript software program - Folio 180. During the 2011-2012 award period, HLGU students logged over 26,000 hours of campus and community engagement experiences.

"Congratulations to Hannibal-LaGrange University, its faculty, and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom," said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. "Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges."

CNCS has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.

More information about HLGU's community service efforts and campus visit days can be found at www.hlg.edu. More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees, can be found at nationalservice.gov.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations