(Pictured) Quinnipiac University students Emma Cassata of Hebron, left; Angela Holdorf of Center Reach, L.I.; and Christina Del Rosso of Branford, work at Edgerton Park in New Haven, during the 2014 Big Event, a nationwide day of community service when colleges and universities send teams out to volunteer in the community.

The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Quinnipiac University for its support of volunteering, community service and civic engagement.

Quinnipiac has earned a spot on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service and service learning initiatives that achieves measurable results in the community.

Vincent Contrucci, director of community service at Quinnipiac, said inclusion on the honor roll, “bolsters our commitment to service and celebrates the involvement and dedication of students, faculty and staff in our local, national and global communities.”

The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the honor roll since 2006, admitted a total of 766 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the service work our students do in the local, national and international communities,” said Tracy Van Oss, clinical associate professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciencesand co-chair of the Committee for Service and Service Learning at Quinnipiac. Quinnipiac was honored in the General Community Service category.

“The so-called millennials are always looking for service opportunities,” said Greg Garvey, professor of interactivegame design and development in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the Committee for Service and Service Learning at Quinnipiac. “This is recognition for what we’ve done as a community at Quinnipiac.”

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