“Creighton is based on spiritual growth through service,” said Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Creighton president. “We’re honored to receive this award, as we’ve created an environment where service involves teaching through action, reflection and community.”
Omaha, NE (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Creighton University was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, student- service learning and civic engagement as well as meaningful community outcomes.
The award, presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service, is given to 690 schools nationwide and is the sixth for Creighton. “Our foundation at Creighton is based on spiritual growth through service to others,” said Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Creighton president. “We’re honored to receive this award again, as we’ve created a student environment where service involves teaching through action and reflection, and community involvement is not only encouraged but expected.”
The award honors colleges and universities based on scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which a university offers academic service-learning courses. In 2012, Creighton students, faculty and staff contributed more than 389,000 volunteer hours and were involved in more than 800 service programs locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Tradition and Value – Online or On Campus
Creighton’s Jesuit vision is committed to developing competent and compassionate women and men who have a passion for working with others. As a top-tier institution, Creighton offers several in-demand degree programs online, each taught by the same renowned faculty that teaches on campus. Online students have access to:
- Audio-visual components such as videos, chat and message boards
- 24/7 help desk
- Same full time faculty as campus program
- Financial aid advisors
- Career Services department
- Librarians at the three Creighton libraries
Creighton University has been recognized on a national level several times:
- U.S. News and World Report ranks Creighton the No. 1 Midwest Regional University
- U.S. News and World Report ranks Creighton the No. 2 “Up and Coming” university for commitment to student success and the most promising and innovative changes in academics, student life, campus or facilities.
- Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Value” institution for giving students the best return on tuition investment.
Learn more about Creighton University. Visit online.creighton.edu or call 866- 717-6365 to speak with a Program Manager.
About Creighton University:
Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.creighton.edu.