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Western Today for Friday, March 16, 2012

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Again, Western honored for community service

In addition to the mentoring relationships it provides throughout the year, Compass 2 Campus allows area students a chance to check out the university. These fifth-graders are learning how library staff members, including Circulation Services head Kim Marsicek, check out materials to patrons. C2C is one of three Woodring programs honored as part of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award. File photo by Matthew Anderson | WWU

Western Washington University has been selected for the national 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction award, which recognizes higher education institutions across the country that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.


“Western is committed to actively reaching out and offering innovative programs and services to foster the well-being of the communities we serve. Western’s students, faculty and staff are dedicated to making a difference and changing lives for brighter futures,” said Western President Bruce Shepard.


Western, which is the only public university in the state of Washington selected for Distinction, has received the award for the second consecutive year.


For the 2012 award, Western was recognized for three programs at Woodring College of Education: the Compass 2 Campus mentoring program; the Latino Outreach Project, which supports educational opportunity for the growing Latino population in Bellingham; and the Building Bridges with Migrant Youth program, which includes a series of interrelated projects designed to create a pathway to higher education for migrant and/or bilingual students from middle school through college.

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