NORTH ADAMS -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts student Chris Hantman ‘14 recently was selected by the Campus Compact as one of nine students in the Commonwealth to be recognized as a Newman Civic Fellow.
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
"These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can - and does - play in building stronger communities," Campus Compact President Maureen Curley said.
In addition to recognizing nine students in Massachusetts as the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders, the Campus Compact honored, in total, 181 community-engaged college students from 36 states.
Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. Newman Civic Fellows awards are made in memory of Dr. Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform.
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