N.C. Cooperative Extension is recognized as one of the factors in North Carolina State University receiving the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement – a Presidential Award. As part of the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, N.C. State is one of only five Presidential Awardees nationwide, and one of two in the “general community service” category.
An award announcement on the Corporation for National & Community Service website states that, “across the entire state through the N.C. Cooperative Extension Services (NCCES) with a $186 million budget for extension and engagement programming in 2010-2011.” The website also mentions 4-H Youth Development as one of the campus organizations with an expectation of student service.
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