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Campus Compact Honors Community-Engaged College Students Nationally Carroll Community College Student Joy Zimmer Selected as Newman Civic Fellow for 2015

Campus Compact Honors Community-Engaged College Students Nationally Carroll Community College Student Joy Zimmer Selected as Newman Civic Fellow for 2015

Release Date
2015-04-13
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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
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Westminster, Md., -Carroll Community College student Joy Zimmer has been selected as a Newman Civic Fellow for 2015 and joins 200 college and university students from around the nation who have received the prestigious honor. Through service, research and advocacy, these 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.

Zimmer was nominated for the award by college President Dr. James D. Ball and wrote in his nomination letter: "I am proud to nominate Joy Zimmer for the Newman Civic Fellow Leadership Award. Joy has made significant contributions to the community and would fit in well with this national fellowship of student leaders. Joy's philosophy about service-learning includes the idea that service to the community is a duty and a responsibility of all civic-minded individuals."

Zimmer is president of the Service-Learning Club at the college. She has served as an advocate for student service-learning by representing the club at New Student Orientation and various Open House events. She has worked with Habitat for Humanity, SERRV International, the Cold Weather Shelter and the Westminster Community Garden. She is completing the Leadership Challenge program at the college.

The Newman Civic Fellows Award is granted by Campus Compact, a national coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. "Dr. Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact, had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who are eager and prepared to make a difference," said Campus Compact President Andrew J. Seligsohn. "He dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform and this new group of Newman Civic Fellows would have inspired him. They are reflections and affirmations of his life's work."

The award is sponsored by KPMG Foundation. "With this recognition, Campus Compact is highlighting the remarkable impact these students are having on their campuses and communities," said Bernard J. Milano, president of the KPMG Foundation and Campus Compact board member. "We are proud to support Campus Compact in bringing attention to these extraordinary students."

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