posted Oct 04, 2011 in ACADEMICS
On Sept. 23, Kansas Campus Compact named Dr. Tom Hurst, director of service, as the “Kansas Community Engagement Professional of the Year.”
McPherson College has been rooted in a tradition of service through its connection with the Church of the Brethren. Since Dr. Hurst was hired at the college in 2007, he has helped to lead the college to even greater levels of service and community participation.
Last year, McPherson College students, faculty and staff performed more than 11,000 hours of service, with 82 percent of students participating in service. The college also achieved the honor of being the only one in Kansas to be named “with distinction” to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Kansas Campus Compact is a coalition devoted to funding and facilitating service learning and civic engagement in its 12 member colleges and universities throughout Kansas, from community colleges to Regents institutions.