George Named Newman Civic Fellow for 2014

 

BY MICHELLE PONCELET

 

Chosen by the national coalition Campus Connect, Kelsie George ’16 was named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow in recognition of her leadership and interest in community service during her time at SNC.

Nominated through the President’s office and the Department of Mission and Student Affairs, George is known for her exceptional leadership and involvement in campus groups. As a research fellow at the Sturzl Center and the Vice President for SNC’s branch of Oxfam America, as well as a two-time participant in the TRIPS program, George is dedicated to solving hunger, poverty and social injustice through service and by looking at systemic issues and root causes of these issues.

As a recipient of the award, George joins a prestigious group of college students participating in an online community for selected fellows.

The Campus Connect website describes the Newman Civic Fellows Awards honors as inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

“It’s a huge honor to receive this award,” said George. “I know that I am representing St. Norbert College as well as my viewpoint on the world.”

George, a sophomore international studies major, hopes to work someday in the fields of international poverty and non-profits.

For more information on Campus Compact and Newman Civic Fellows, visit http://www.compact.org.

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