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Lizzy Appleby '13 named 2013 Newman Civic Fellow

The honor from Campus Compact recognizes students "finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country."

Elon University senior Elizabeth "Lizzy" Appleby


Elon University senior Elizabeth “Lizzy” Appleby is one of 181 students from around the United States selected by Campus Compact as a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow, an award that recognizes campus leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.

Campus Compact’s member college and university presidents nominated student leaders for the 2013 class of Newman Civic Fellows. Students must demonstrate a personal commitment to creating lasting change for the better in their communities.

On campus, Appleby serves as the leadership and development intern for the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and as a SPARKS peer educator and team leader. In her role with SPARKS, the philosophy major raises awareness among classmates about various health issues including sexual health, sexual assault, health relationships, stress, alcohol education, other substance education, body image, and nutrition.

“Lizzy is admired by other student leaders and she is frequently sought out for advice and counsel,” Mary Morrison, director of the Kernodle Center, said in Appleby’s nomination letter. “She is a thoughtful person that is able to see situations from multiple perspectives. Wise beyond her years, she is reflective, insightful, and willing to challenge her own ideas as well as others.”

Appleby will join a network of Fellows around the country to leverage an even greater capacity for service and change, and will continue to set examples for their classmates and others. She plans to continue broadening her knowledge and skills by attending the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago after her graduation in May.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million+ students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, that is, to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.

For more information about the organization and the award, visit www.compact.org.

Eric Townsend,
3/20/2013 1:10 PM