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March 15, 2013

GMC earns place on National Honor Roll for community service

MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia Military College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll as one of 690 institutions of higher education to receive the honor. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. 

“Georgia Military College is dedicated to performing community service; this vital mission is authenticated by the continued support of our devoted staff, faculty, cadets and students who, by performing thousands of hours of service, made this prestigious award possible,” said Brenda Brown, GMC community service coordinator.

GMC acknowledges its military aspect by sponsoring three blood drives each school year in association with Eisenhower Army Medical Center Blood Bank because these blood units are provided to active duty military personnel at no cost. These blood drives, which are open to the public, particularly attract the school’s cadet population because many of them are already part of the military forces. In an unwavering commitment to the military, GMC has donated over 2,200 pints of blood to support the worldwide mission of the Armed Services Blood Program. 

Continued support of the local food bank and soup kitchen is validated by the donation of more than 3,600 canned goods. GMC’s combined donation to Relay for Life was nearly $4,000 and to Susan G Komen for $2,500.  

“Congratulations to Georgia Military College, its faculty and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). “Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges.”

Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, CNCS has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.

For more information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees, visit www.nationalservice.gov

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