​​​President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll - 2006-2014

"The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve." (nationalservice.gov)


President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll: Special Focus Award 2006 - Hurricane Katrina

Central Michigan University, received national recognition this year for CMU's faculty, staff and students work with Hurricane Katrina. ​​

Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection

The Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center's Alternative Breaks program has been nationally recognized by the national Break Away organization: 

         Top 5  Alternative Breaks Program, Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center - 2012-2016

          Program of the Year - 2007

          Staff Person of the Year, Shawna Ross - 2008​

Governor's Service Award Finalist - Mentoring Program of the Year 2010

This award​​ recognized the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center for its school-based mentoring program, Lunch Buddies. Lunch Buddies matches at-risk children with college-positive trained CMU students every Friday during the academic year for a healthy lunch and active playground time where the appropriate mentoring focuses on a good attitude towards school and friends, healthy food choices and an active lifestyle.