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Senior Jeremy Fricke Receives Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award

Published Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

A WSC senior has been honored with a national award.

Wayne State College senior Jeremy Fricke of Fremont, Neb., is a recipient of the 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award.

The national award recognizes students who are actively involved in civic learning and engagement. Fricke is an officer for the Interfaith Action Group, as well as Pi Gamma Mu, the Social Sciences Honor Society. He has also participated in Service-Learning at WSC and was recently nominated for the Ron Holt Civic Engagement Award.

Fricke joins an elite group of 201 student leaders from colleges nationwide. His acceptance of the award also opens the door for online and in-person networking opportunities, including state and regional conferences.

The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents —representing some 6 million students — who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

The award is sponsored by the KPMG Foundation.