Augsburg College was one of six institutions in the nation to receive the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award for its commitment to public service and community involvement. The award, from The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, was presented Oct. 3 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“We don’t think of what we do purely as community service,” said Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow. “We know that learning retention soars when learning is practiced by doing. We are richer for the experience of serving in the diverse Cedar-Riverside neighborhood—a neighborhood that allows us to educate students for lives of meaning and in a world marked by an urgent need for culturally competent residents.” Continue reading “Augsburg wins national award for dedication to community-based projects”