LCSC named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
LEWISTON, Idaho - For the second time in as many years, Lewis-Clark State College was selected for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The formal announcement was made today, March 12, 2012, at the American Council on Education annual conference in Los Angeles.
The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.
Lewis-Clark Service Corps Director Charlette Kremer said LCSC's application focused on three projects:
As part of Alternative Spring Break, seven LCSC students traveled into Hells Canyon and engaged in habitat restoration in an area along Billy Creek that was destroyed by wildfire in 2007.
Students in Earth Science created a Learning Garden and conducted soil testing, gauged the amount of sunlight and moisture the area receives and compared it to amounts necessary for successful vegetable gardens. This semester, students will plant and tend the garden, with the food being donated to local food banks and senior nutrition programs.
LCSC history students developed a Public History Project exhibit highlighting the life of Dr. Henry Talkington as part of Lewiston's sesquicentennial celebration. The exhibit focused on Talkington's role as an educator and his impact on LCSC.
Kremer said honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors, including the scope and innovation of service projects, the extent to which service-learning is embedded in the curriculum and the school's commitment to long-term campus-community partnerships.
The University of Idaho was the only other Idaho higher education institution named to the 2012 honor roll.
For more information please contact Charlette Kremer at 208-792-2084 or email her at email@example.com