• My computer science courses at Carson-Newman were both fun and challenging. Their focus on practical problems and puzzle-like exercises helped me stay engaged and learn rapidly. After graduating, I was able to find a job in less than four weeks. Computer science is a thriving field, with great pay, competitive benefits, and is required by everything in the modern world.
    Zach Hollis / Software Engineer / PerfectServe

Carson-Newman named to President's Honor Roll for Service

Campus News | March 25, 2015

Carson-Newman University students Makayla Doane, Shanice Williams and Chrislyn Lundy weed planting boxes at The Boys & Girls Club of Dumplin Valley during the University's Operation Inasmuch Service Blitz. Such service opportunities helped Carson-Newman to be named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

(March 25, 2015) –Carson-Newman University has been named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The announcement comes from The Corporation for National and Community Service.

In 2012, Carson-Newman was recognized with the Presidential Award, which is presented to the nation’s top institution for community service.

"This recognition speaks to the University's mission and the work of our students, who are continually serving in outreach projects in the community, state, region and abroad," said Carson-Newman President J. Randall O'Brien. "It only confirms Carson-Newman's commitment to helping our students become servant leaders in the global community."

Carson-Newman provides students with service opportunities that include the projects through the University's Bonner Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, Appalachian Outreach home repair ministry, and SPOTS fall and spring break outreach trips. Earlier this month some 150 Carson-Newman students spent their spring break taking part in outreach projects from Washington, D.C., and South Carolina, to Florida and the Dominican Republic.

Inspired by the thousands of college students who traveled across the country to support relief efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community challenges.

The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, has administered the award since 2006 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, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core.