Truman Listed on Higher Education Honor Roll

Truman has been included on the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Launched in 2006, the Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning progress. This is the third consecutive year Truman has applied for, and been accepted to, the Honor Roll.

Baillie Cloyd, program advisor in the Center for Student Involvement, and Liz Kroeger, the SERVE Center student coordinator, prepared Truman’s application using information gathered from service-learning course projects, Service-Learning Advantage student organization initiatives and Truman volunteer information.

The service-learning projects cited for the Honor Roll included: the Big Event, to emphasize student volunteerism on campus through 1,600 students and 200 service sites; ECON 498: Microfinance and Millennium Development Goals, which conducted a feasibility study on starting a micro-credit program in Kirksville, to emphasize academic service-learning; and the Bicycle Composting Program “Rot Riders,” to highlight an entirely student-initiated and led service-learning project. Truman reported more than 73,000 hours of academic and co-curricular community service and service-learning during 2009-2010.

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information, visit To view the complete honor roll, go to