Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Recognized for Service to the Community
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences 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. This is the fifth year the college has been named to the honor roll.
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, a part of Carolinas HealthCare System, is located in Concord, North Carolina and offers six associate and three bachelor’s degree programs.
“Cabarrus College of Health Sciences 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 Christine Corsello, Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award and owe much of it to the students themselves. They’re the energy driving our commitment and they’re the ones who make it all happen.”
Students at Cabarrus College are required to complete a minimum of 12-15 volunteer hours and 12-15 hours of service learning experience. Both requirements are to be completed at a non-profit agency in the community.
Cabarrus College has developed strong relationships with many non-profits in the area including public schools, the Community Free Clinic, and the Wings of Eagles Therapeutic Horseback Riding Ranch.
The Corporation for National and Community Service 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.