Mike Giancola talks about the legacy of student service and leadership at NC State, and how the university has been recognized for it.
Interview on 2012-03-26
00:00:00.000 I think just recently NC State was recognized with a pretty significant award.
00:00:05.263 We were recognized by the President of the United States. There's an honor roll
00:00:10.641 that the Corporation for National Community Service has
00:00:15.628 and every year institutions apply to be on this honor roll for their commitment to community service,
00:00:21.201 and this year there were about fourteen hundred institutions that applied
00:00:25.829 and the category that we were recognized in, the general community service, there were about seven hundred and fifty-one,
00:00:30.128 to be exact,
00:00:32.008 institutions that applied and NC State was selected as one of two.
00:00:35.199 They don't rank those two institutions so in theory we were the top two submissions out of those seven hundred and fifty-one.
00:00:41.130 The award talks about community service but it's really broader than that.
00:00:45.257 It's the service learning that exists in the classroom,
00:00:48.355 it's the extracurricular activities that students are doing to mentor children
00:00:52.018 or to work with military families in their time of need,
00:00:55.363 it's the philanthropy projects that we talk about, the Krispy Kreme Challenge
00:00:59.903 and the blood drives and the meal packaging events,
00:01:03.469 and all the different ways that our extension faculty engage with the local communities throughout North Carolina.
00:01:09.344 So it's a recognition of all the ways that NC State is relevant to our communities,
00:01:14.200 so to be recognized as one of the top two in the country, we're very proud of that.
00:01:18.708 Again, that will just be another way that we say to students: This is part of the NC State experience,
00:01:24.474 that when you come here you will be engaged in communities,
00:01:27.575 that you will be provided challenging opportunities to make a difference and we expect that you'll rise to that challenge,
00:01:32.466 and that's the long legacy of student leadership, and leadership for the institution on this campus.