Campus: CSU, Chico -- October 27, 1999

CSU, Chico Volunteer Organization Cited in Guide Encouraging Character Development

California State University, Chico's Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) has been recognized in the Templeton Guide--a national initiative of the John Templeton Foundation--for its leadership in campus and community-wide programs that encourage character development.

The guide book, which recognizes the work colleges and universities are doing to encourage students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives, serves as a resource for parents and students selecting colleges and for other college campuses that want to add contributions to character development programs.

Three thousand colleges and universities were nominated for inclusion in the guide, and 405 schools were selected in 10 categories. CSU, Chico was one of 60 schools featured in the volunteer service programs category.

Nan Timmons, director of CAVE, said, "This is truly an honor to be named in the Templeton Guide, and a great way to get recognition for our programs. We are trying to foster citizenship through community service, and to be recognized in this way is a tribute to everyone associated with CAVE."

CAVE's goal is to provide CSU, Chico students with meaningful service-learning programs that serve a broad base of community needs. Founded at CSU, Chico in 1966, CAVE is a nationally recognized nonprofit, volunteer effort serving the campus and community. CAVE is an Associated Students activity fee-funded organization.

CAVE's 23 community service programs include the Kids Program, the State Facilities Program, Adult Literacy Program, Seniors Program and the Volunteer Connection Program.

Established in 1987, the John Templeton Foundation works closely with educators, scientists, theologians, scientists, medical professionals and other scholars throughout the world to support more than 100 programs.

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