Three Baptist-affiliated colleges in North Carolina are among recipients of a national service honor.
Campbell University in Buies Creek, Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs and Mars Hill College in Mars Hill were recently announced as recipients of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The list annually recognizes institutions of higher education across the nation for their commitment to and achievement in community service, and it raises the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to their local communities and the nation.
In August, Mars Hill students participated in its annual Day of Caring by harvesting cabbage at Fields of Hope in Mars Hill. This is one of several ways that the college seeks to create a culture of service.
Nationwide, a total of 690 higher education institutions were named to the 2013 honor roll. Of this number, 113 institutions earned the recognition of Honor Roll with Distinction, including five N.C. institutions: North Carolina Central University, Durham; North Carolina State University, Raleigh; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill; The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro; and Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa.
Joining the three Baptist colleges was 20 N.C. colleges: Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Concord; Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte; Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte; Davidson College, Davidson; Duke University, Durham; East Carolina University, Greenville; Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City; Elon University, Elon; Guilford College, Greensboro; Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte; Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte; Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory; Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City; Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer; Queens University of Charlotte; The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; The University of North Carolina at Pembroke; University of North Carolina Wilmington; Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem; and Western Carolina University, Cullowhee