Muskingum University History major Lorene Kelley ’22 has been named a Newman Civic Fellow for the 2021-2022 cohort in recognition of her civic leadership in bringing awareness of barriers that women, particularly women of color, face when running for office.
Lorene is also a Muskingum University John and Annie Glenn Public Service Fellow, participating in a selective four-year immersive program focused on community engagement and civic leadership.
Active at the state level in Propel Ohio 2018 and in NEW Leadership Ohio 2019, Lorene won a Presidential Research Award to develop materials for a biography of former Ohio State Senator and Muskingum President Dr. Samuel Speck.
She is the founder of the Women in Progressive Politics Club and serves as an intern with Mayor Jennifer Lyle of New Concord, Ohio.
Lorene is the fourth Muskie to be selected for the prestigious Newman Civic Fellows program. Previous Muskingum participants include John and Annie Glenn Public Service Fellow Nicholas Fulton ’21 (2020-2021 cohort), Gary Kinney ’21 (2019-2020 cohort), and Kayla Wilkerson ’19 (2018-2019 cohort).
The year-long Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers. Sponsored by Campus Compact, the program provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and helps them develop strategies for social change through virtual learning opportunities, national networking with other engaged student leaders, and an optional in-person convening.
To learn more, visit https://compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship/.