10:59am

Fri March 8, 2013
Top Stories

Six Tenn. Schools Named to Presidential Honor Roll

Credit whitehouse.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Six Tennessee universities have been named to this year’s presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

In total, just over one-hundred universities nation-wide made the list, which recognizes institutions for their commitment to community service.

Middle Tennessee is represented in the list by Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. Belmont’s Tim Stewart says more than half of his school’s student body participated in volunteer project this past year.

“Together we figured that our numbers were pretty close to 4,000 students involved in community service, and the number of hours…just over 29,000 hours. We had students who were doing things like sorting medicine at the Dispensary of Hope, working with Catholic Charities to sort furniture at their warehouse for refugees, we had folks who worked in homeless shelters, we worked at Second Harvest food bank and Feed the Children.”

In addition to Belmont and Vanderbilt, Lee University, Milligan College, Rhodes College, and The University of Tennessee were also named to the Presidential Service Honor Roll.