Lynn named to the 2008 President’s Higher Ed Community Service Honor Roll

Students and faculty recognized for projects ranging from a record-breaking Relay for Life event and partnership with Food for the Poor, among other things

Published Mar. 17, 2009

Lynn University was among 635 nationwide higher education institutions – 20 of which are in Florida – named to the third annual 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Lynn’s community service programs included ventures from multiple departments around campus including:
  • the Athletic Department’s Wishmakers on Campus program, which granted an ailing child’s wish to meet NFL quarterback Chad Pennington of the New York Jets
  • the Office of Student Involvement’s Relay for Life which raised $30,500 for the American Cancer Society
  • the Office of Student Development and Food for the Poor’s five-day trip to Haiti where 14 students assisted in the feeding program at Food For the Poor's warehouse in Port-au-Prince
  • the Institute for Achievement and Learning’s Adopt-A-Spot program benefiting Red Reef Park in Boca Raton
  • the College of Business’s fashion management program and weekly volunteering with the Wayne Barton Study Center
  • the College of Business and the Student Government Association’s canned food drive that collected more than 5,000 cans for the Palm Beach Harvest
  • the College of Hospitality’s sports management students work with the HOPE Outreach Center golf tournament (30 students each spent 15 hours running the charity tournament)
  • the College of Hospitality’s sports management raffle raising $1,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Lone Star Chapter of San Antonio as part of the Final Four study tour

This federal award, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, is sponsored by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development. It recognizes “colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs.” Visit the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Web site for a full list of honor roll members.