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Bethlehem, Pa., March 30, 2012 -- Cory Creen (Brunswick, Maine), was recently named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards recognize inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. Campus Compact’s member college and university presidents from across the country nominated 162 college student leaders for the 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows.
Cory Creen, a sophomore majoring in physics and mathematics at Moravian College, demonstrates the type of civic engagement that sets an example for others, shining a positive light in a time when negativity has dominated much national conversation. Creen is deeply involved in education issues facing the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania community. Through his work as the coordinator for America Reads and as the community outreach coordinator for the Society of Physics Students, Creen focuses on increasing the academic abilities and opportunities of children in math and science. Creen is a part-time AmeriCorps member who is committed to serving 300 hours this year.
As a Newman Civic Fellow, Creen will join a network of Fellows around the country. Together—sharing ideas and tools through online networking—the Fellows will leverage an even greater capacity for service and change, and will continue to set examples for their classmates and others.
“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,” notes Campus Compact Board Chair James B. Dworkin, chancellor at Purdue University North Central.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million+ students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, that is, to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. For more information about the organization and the award, visit www.compact.org.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.