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Student wins civic award

April 18, 2017

Skidmore’s Olivia Golden ’18 is among the nation’s 273 winners of a 2017 Newman Civic Fellowship through Campus Compact. An advocate and student of sustainability and environmental justice, Golden has interned for youth lunch and food-education programs in Schenectady and for a wetlands restoration group in New Orleans. She says she enjoys collaborating with a wide range of “people from different backgrounds to brainstorm environmental solutions.” [more about her

Citing a need for “more people who know how to bring communities together for positive change,” Campus Compact’s president says, "the cultivation of community-committed leaders has never been more crucial.” During 2017–18 the compact’s Newman Fellows will benefit from a national conference through the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and other programs to hone their skills and expand their postgraduate opportunities in community leadership.

The fellows were chosen from member institutions in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

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