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WyoTech Receives President’s Honor Roll Award for Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service named WyoTech’s Laramie, Wyoming, campus to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth.

“If there is any school in the country that deserves this recognition it is WyoTech’s Laramie, Wyoming, campus under the leadership of Guy Warpness, Campus President,” said Frank Stryjewski, WyoTech Division President.

“Guy, his team, and his students literally log thousands of hours every year serving Laramie and the surrounding communities. These students learn, first-hand, the significance of giving back to the community and carry that lesson with them for life!”

Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovativeness of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.

“WyoTech Laramie logged 15,011 volunteer hours in 2007,” noted Guy Warpness, WyoTech Laramie Campus President. “Our students take pride in the fact that, in light of the war in Iraq, they comprise United Blood Services’ largest group of blood donors. Our students also volunteer daily at the local senior center, helping with such activities cooking and the ‘meals on wheels’ delivery.”

Warpness added, “I am especially proud of our involvement with the Wyoming Shares program. Once a month our Laramie students travel to four communities to deliver perishable goods. The State of Wyoming supplies the food, WyoTech supplies the trucks and trailers, and our student volunteers make it happen!”

“College students are tackling the toughest problems in America, demonstrating their compassion, commitment, and creativity in by serving as mentors, tutors, health workers, and even engineers,” Eisner said. “They represent a renewed spirit of civic engagement fostered by outstanding leadership on caring campuses.”

The Honor Roll is jointly sponsored by the Corporation, through its Learn and Serve America program, and the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

In congratulating the winners, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings said, “Americans rely on our higher education system to prepare students for citizenship and the workforce. We look to institutions like these to provide leadership in partnering with local schools to shape the civic, democratic and economic future of our country.”

Overall, the Community Service Honor Roll awarded six schools with Presidential Awards. In addition, four schools were recognized as Special Achievement Award winners, 127 as Honor Roll With Distinction members and 391 schools as Honor Roll members. In total, 528 schools were recognized. A full list is available at www.nationalservice.gov/honorroll.

“There is no question that the universities and colleges who have made an effort to participate and win the Honor Roll award are themselves being rewarded,” said American Council on Education President David Ward.

“Earning this distinction is not easy. But now each of these schools will be able to wear this award like a badge of honor.”

The Honor Roll is jointly sponsored by the Corporation, through its Learn and Serve America program, and the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, USA Freedom Corps, and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.

The Corporation administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America, a program that supports service-learning in schools, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations.

For more information, visit the website of the Corporation for National and Community Service .

About WyoTech

WyoTech is a division of Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. WyoTech offers degree and diploma programs in the field of automotive, diesel, collision refinishing, motorcycle, aviation and marine technology, as well as construction trades.

In addition, WyoTech offers advanced training programs in applied service management; advanced diesel; advanced automotive diagnostics; street rod and custom fabrication; motorsports chassis fabrication and high performance power trains; trim and upholstery technology.

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