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LIU Post Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll

Recognized for more than 27,000 hours of community service per year; highlighted efforts include L.I. Special Education Parents Center, clinical psychology student Trauma Team and nutrition programs for underserved communities

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University
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The Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor RollBrookville, N.Y. – LIU Post has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013, earning national recognition for the thousands of hours of student volunteer work and for initiatives that serve children with disabilities, trauma victims and youth and families in underserved areas.

The Honor Roll, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes schools that demonstrate their students, faculty and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

“The LIU Post campus community seeks out every opportunity to serve its community,” Provost Paul Forestell said. “I am gratified by this recognition of our efforts and deeply grateful to all the students, faculty and staff who give generously of their time and talents.”

The campus was recognized for more than 27,500 hours of community service performed by more than 2,400 students between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

Specific initiatives recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service include:

  • The LIU Post Trauma Response Team, consisting of volunteer Doctoral Psychology graduate students who have provided dozens of off-site counseling responses following large and small disasters including trauma-informed outreach and intervention to vulnerable community members.
  • Nutrition outreach to the community by professor Kathy Isoldi and a team of nine graduate students, who shared recipes and cooking techniques with local children (many from economically disadvantaged families) while teaching them to become advocates for healthy choices and measuring the results for an academic study.
  • The Long Island Special Education Parent Center, led by professor Kathleen Feeley, which provides parents of children with disabilities with the knowledge and amenities necessary to promote meaningful involvement in their children’s education and assist them in understanding their children’s disabilities.

To see the complete Honor Roll, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll.

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Posted 03/04/2013

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