Melissa Orzechowski, a Northern Michigan University student from Grandville, Mich., has received a 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award. The award recognizes her “public involvement and motivation to create lasting change,” along with her demonstrated leadership qualities. Orzechowski is one of 201 student leaders nationwide nominated by their university/college presidents to achieve this distinction.
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. It is sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing about six 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.