CMU Meets Honor Roll For 7th Year
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Colorado Mesa University is gaining recognition for having a large amount of students who give back to the community.
"You know it's just a reflection on what great students we have," said Tim Foster, president of Colorado Mesa University.
For the 7th year in a row, the Corporation for National and Community Service has put CMU on the honor roll for the amount of volunteer hours students have participated in.
"Half of the student have volunteered in one way, shape, or form. That's 3,811 individuals giving 401,000 hours of volunteer service. By my definition that's a lot," said Foster.
Dylan Blount, a Junior at CMU says volunteering is an important part of staying involved in the community.
"Me and a lot of my friends take time to go donate blood every month, two months, whatever we can do," said Blount.
From support relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina to helping at-risk youth, CMU students are making an impact.
"They tutor a number of them throughout the school district, and they help coach athletic teams," said Foster.
Blount says volunteering makes him feel better. "It's very important to me. It's as important to me as turning in my homework to get out there
and be able to do something like that."