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College recognized for its community service

OCEANSIDE — For the third consecutive year, the MiraCosta College Service Learning Program was named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This honor is awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that supports Obama’s national call to service initiative, “United We Serve.” The recognition honors the college’s leadership in building a culture of service and civic engagement on its campuses and in the community.
The college also honored its own for service and community volunteer hours. ESL instructor Debbie Hanley was given the Faculty Spotlight Award; student Amanda Cordova received the Service Learning Award and Tim Dong Scholarship. Other students were recognized for putting in more than 100 hours of volunteer work.
There are over 60 classes at MiraCosta College that provide students the opportunity to participate in service learning linked to their class work. The program allows students to engage in real-world applications of what they are learning, while community organizations and businesses receive extra hands-on help.