Warren Wilson social work major Laura Loewenstein, a junior from Rio Rancho, N.M., has been honored by Campus Compact as a Newman Civic Fellow.
The Newman Civic Fellows Awards “recognize inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.” Some 135 students from 30 states were honored as civic fellows.
Loewenstein is an active member of the Warren Wilson campus and local community. For the past two years she has served as a Bonner Leader on the Service Learning Crew, coordinating service trips and supporting the college’s break program. She also has co-facilitated semester workshops that explore social issues through direct service, policy analysis and educational sessions with community experts.
This spring Laura attended the IMPACT National Student Conference on Service, Advocacy, and Social Action, where she acquired new skills and resources to promote greater civic engagement and participation at Warren Wilson.
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. 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, go here.