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2018 Newman Civic Fellowship

Hamline University is proud to announce An Garagiola, a junior studying women's studies and sociology, as the recipient of the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship.

Garagiola co-created the Feed Your Brain Campaign, which aims to get food to students in need through pop-up pantries, Foodmobile visits, and more. She has also written op-eds regarding college food and housing insecurity that have been published by Community College Daily, Fox News and The Washington Post.

"[Garagiola's] commitment to social equity is demonstrated by her leadership of fellow students, faculty and staff at Hamline to help students who are facing food insecurity," said Hamline University President Fayneese Miller said, "She makes us very proud, indeed."

The Newman Civic Fellowship is presented by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated to advancing the public purposes of higher education. Each year, the Hamline University president hand picks an undergraduate student nominee who demonstrates Hamline's strong commitment to community involvement and social justice.

"As Hamline's Newman Fellow I am gaining valuable collaboration, communication, and networking strategies to sharpen my civic responsibility," said Garagiola. "Together, we can find a sustainable way forward."

The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and engage with such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year's Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are bringing people together in their communities to solve pressing problems. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it's what our country and our world desperately need.”

 Garagiola and other award winners will be honored at the Minnesota Campus Compact Annual Summit on April 19. Hamline is honored to be hosting the summit this year.