TLU Named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

3/26/2013
Texas Lutheran University has once again made the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, this time with distinction. After first appearing as a member on the 2012 Honor Roll list, TLU is now being recognized in 2013 for the university’s continued efforts in serving the community of Seguin and surrounding areas.

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, a total of 690 higher education institutions were named to this year’s Honor Roll with the top 100, including TLU, receiving distinction. TLU was one of only four universities in Texas to receive this honor. In 2013, 866 students at TLU engaged in some form of community service logging 33,562 volunteer hours. Special projects like computer classes, adapted physical education and early childhood literacy programs, combined with other efforts, earned TLU special recognition. From campus ministry’s Angel Tree Network and student-athletes involvement with at-risk youth to backpack programs supported by staff and faculty, TLU’s service to others positively impacted the local community.

“At TLU our mission embodies a commitment to service and leadership,” said TLU President Dr. Stuart Dorsey. “Being recognized at the national level for our service to others is an achievement that speaks to the dedication of our students, faculty and staff to the well-being of Seguin. I’m honored to lead an institution that consistently looks for and acts upon opportunities to help and improve the lives of others.”

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a life long path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.