HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Rust College has been honored for its service to the community.
The school has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Rust College President Dr. David L. Beckley says the school has a long history of service-learning and believes in preparing graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world.
The school's Community Development Corporation is also working to revitalize areas around Holly Springs.
In addition, the Rust College Community Development Corporation is helping to improve and revitalize areas in the Holly Springs community.
The award was presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.