For the second straight year Central Lakes College has been placed on the 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. CLC is one of 13 Minnesota colleges and universities and 621 in the nation recognized in the Honor Roll. Others in the state recognized for efforts in 2009 are Carleton, Hamline, Gustavus Adolphus, University of Minnesota – Crookston, St. Olaf, St. Catherine, St. Thomas, Metropolitan State, Winona State, Normandale, Century, and Inver Hills. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors, including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. CLC service-learning initiatives involve college students volunteering beyond the classroom to help the community through projects that are meaningful, relevant, and exemplary.