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Brooklyn Campus Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

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Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
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Brooklyn, N.Y. – For its high level of dedication in serving local communities, Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for service performed in the 2009-2010 academic year.

The Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact and the American Council of Education administer the President’s Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes schools that demonstrate that its students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

“Our students are encouraged to have an active, lifelong commitment to helping others,” Brooklyn Campus Provost Gale Haynes said. “We are very proud that for the second year in a row our campus has been recognized with this important honor.”

“As members of the class of 2011 cross the stage to pick up their diplomas, more and more will be going into the world with a commitment to public service and the knowledge that they can make a difference in their communities and their own lives through service to others, thanks to the leadership of these institutions,” said Patrick Corvington, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “Congratulations to the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities.”

Community service programs provided by the Campus during 2010 included:

  • The Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program - Students and faculty provided asthma education, screening and services to more than 3,000 asthma sufferers across the borough.
  • VITA - Students and faculty of the Accounting, Taxation and Law Department participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. More than 700 hours of free tax preparation was provided to members of the community who qualified.
  • The Heilbrunn Academic Nursing Center - The Campus provided valuable primary care services and wellness activities through its community health initiative. The complimentary programs included nutrition counseling, diabetes and heart disease screenings and two 10-week fitness programs for seniors.

For a full list of recipients and descriptions of their service, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 05/24/2011

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