The service-learning efforts of students in music and theatre and dance have helped Missouri State earn a spot on the 2014 Presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the General Community Service category.
Over 60 students in opera and theatre, as well as math, Spanish, reading, criminology and the sciences, joined the citizen and service-learning office in the 2012-2013 school year to provide educational opportunities to more than 300 students at Robberson Community School, where many families fall below the poverty line.
Other projects submitted
During the 2012-2013 academic year, a total 6,854 Missouri State Springfield students and student volunteers contributed 386,508 hours of service to communities — locally, nationally and globally. Along with the Robberson outreach program, the University submitted two additional service-learning projects to be considered for the Honor Roll. Those included the Diversity Pep Talk program, led by Dr. Adena D. Jones with a team of psychology service-learning students, and spring immersion trips to New Orleans, Dallas and Chicago, where volunteer students worked to address problems in those communities.
About the 2014 Presidential Honor Roll
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships.