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GMC Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service

Georgia Military College Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service One of 690 institutions of higher education to receive this honor Milledgeville, GA – Georgia Military College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. 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. Georgia Military College 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 over 3600 canned goods. GMC’s combined donation to Relay for Life was nearly $4,000.00 and to Susan G Komen, $2,500.00. “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 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. Pictured with Mrs. Brenda Brown, GMC Community Service Coordinator are GMC sophomores John Duckro (left) and Patrick Brooks (right). More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees can be found at nationalservice.gov. ### The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll honors the nation’s leading higher education institutions and their students, faculty and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through service. These are institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund and other programs, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.