Muskingum University sophomore Gary Kinney of Crooksville has been named a Newman Civic Fellow. Kinney is one of 262 students from around the world who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
Kinney, studying sociology, is a leader on campus and highly involved in a variety of organizations, such as the Muskingum Programming Board and the Black Student Union. He is also a Resident Assistant, Muskie Ambassador of Diversity, One Love Facilitator and a member of Kappa Sigma and Order of Omega.
“Gary is an exceptional student leader who puts compassion, intentionality, and motivation into improving the community on campus, locally and nationally,” said President Susan Hasseler. “He not only upholds the values of Muskingum University, but also embodies those of Dr. Frank Newman.”
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth for students who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in solving public problems. 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.
“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year's Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond.”
The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Learn more at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship.