Plymouth State University student Christine Schultz is among 137 college students nationwide honored as Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards honor inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Schultz, a senior from Annandale, New Jersey majoring in Psychology, assists in coordinating service opportunities for PSU students through the community service center on campus, helping organizations like The Bridge House, the Pemi Youth Center, Voices Against Violence, the Squam Lakes Science Center and D-Acres. She is also the coordinator for the Angel Tree project, which benefits needy children in the community.
|Christine Schultz, right, accepts Newman Civic Fellow Award from PSU President Sara Jayne Steen|
“I’m honestly just shocked,” Schultz said. “It’s been such an incredible feeling knowing that the work I’ve done on campus has truly made a difference and was noticed by others.”
PSU President Dr. Sara Jayne Steen noted Christine Schultz has also recently been honored with a Campus Compact for New Hampshire President’s Leadership Award, and Plymouth State has won two prestigious awards for student service in the past year: Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and the Corporation for National and Community Service 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
“Christine has done extraordinary work,” said Steen. “She lives the University motto and already is making a difference in the world.”
Through the Newman Civic Fellows Awards, college and university presidents acknowledge students with the ability and motivation to create lasting change in our communities. For more information about the Newman Civic Fellows, visit www.compact.org
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—
representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.
“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 a better world,” explains Campus Compact President Maureen F. Curley.
Through service-learning courses and other opportunities for community engagement, colleges are developing students’ critical public problem-solving skills such as the ability to research and analyze community needs, a willingness to lead and participate in public processes and debate, the commitment to raise awareness about community challenges, the ability to inspire people to become part of solutions.
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