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TAMIU Receives Second Presidential Honor Roll Award Posted: 10/13/16

TAMIU Receives Second Presidential Honor Roll Award

 

Globe at TAMIU Entrance
TAMIU's service is recognized by the White House.  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) was recently recognized with the Presidential Honor Roll Award for its exemplary community service programs. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution of higher education can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement.

“The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education who exemplify and foster service as a fundamental core value. TAMIU students, faculty and staff were recognized nationally for collaboratively enriching the general community through research, teaching and learning. ‘It takes a village’ to make our community a better place to work, live and grow as socially responsible citizens,” said Mayra Hernández, director, Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement.

This is the second year in a row TAMIU has earned recognition for its innovative service initiatives and efforts.

To be named to the Honor Roll, institutions must demonstrate effective, efficient and innovative methods to promote service while engaging the general community in the exchange of resources beneficial to all concerned.

 “Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good” is a distinguished program where agencies sign agreements with the institution to celebrate a mutually beneficial exchange of resources to enrich the community and accomplish our respective missions and goals.

“On October 17, TAMIU will sign agreements with local, state and national agencies as part of the annual Make a Difference Week which will be held Oct. 17 - Oct. 22. TAMIU is also preparing to apply for the prestigious Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement program on January 2018,” said Hernández.

“So far, we project that TAMIU has generated more than $3 million in economic impact through its capstone service-learning projects, faculty and student lead-research initiatives, staff and student general volunteerism efforts,” explained Hernández.

Signature partners include South Texas Food Bank, Children’s Advocacy Center, Ruthe B. Cowl, Bethany House of Laredo, Habitat for Humanity of Laredo, Literacy Volunteers of Laredo, Special Olympics Texas Area 21, Laredo Rotary Club, Volunteer Serving the Needs, Azteca Economic Development and Preservation Corporation, Casa Voz de Niños, SCAN, Consulado General de México en Laredo (Mexican General Consulate), and United ISD.

For more information, contact Hernández at 326.2288 or mghernandez@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Student Center 226D.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Additional information is available at www.tamiu.edu and at www.facebook.com/txamiu.ss