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LIU Brooklyn Honored for Community Service

Named to President’s 2012 Honor Roll

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Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University
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Honor Roll LogoBrooklyn, N.Y. – For its commitment to community service and service learning, LIU Brooklyn has once again been named to the President’s 2012 Honor Roll.

The Honor Roll, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes schools that demonstrate its students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

“Through service, these institutions are creating the next generation of leaders by challenging students to tackle tough issues and create positive impacts in the community,” said Robert Velasco, acting CEO of CNCS. “We applaud the Honor Roll schools, their faculty and students for their commitment to make service a priority in and out of the classroom.

“Together, service and learning increase civic engagement while fostering social innovation among students, empowering them to solve challenges within their communities,” he added.

Community service programs provided by the Campus during 2011-2012 academic year included:

  • The Brooklyn Grandparents Coalition – LIU Brooklyn’s Department of Social Work leads a coalition of 15 agencies, both private and public, to provide services and support to seniors who are raising their grandchildren. The unique program was recently recognized by the New York Academy of Sciences as one of the few programs in the country that trains students to work with aging populations.
  • VITA - Students and faculty of the Accounting, Taxation and Law Department participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Working in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, the volunteers assisted in the preparation of tax returns for members in the community with incomes below $48,000, many of them seniors.
  • The Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program - Students and faculty provided asthma education, screening and services to more than 1,000 asthma sufferers across the borough.

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 04/02/2012

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