St. Norbert College Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

From St. Norbert College, April 15, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College student Kelsie George of Bentonville, Ariz., was named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.

George was nominated by St. Norbert College president Thomas Kunkel for her outstanding motivation and leadership on campus. George is a research fellow at the college's Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning and is also the vice president of St. Norbert's chapter of Oxfam America, a student organization focused on solving hunger, poverty and social injustice. Through the college's TRIPS program, she served on the Christian Appalachian Project in Kentucky as a freshman and led a service trip to work with Habitat for Humanity in Arkansas this spring.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. Campus Compact is the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement and is sponsored by the KPMG Foundation.

The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are intended to honor the leadership legacy of Frank Newman by prioritizing recognition for student leaders who go beyond direct service, inspire others and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective and long-term civic engagement.

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