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Announcing Recipient of the 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award

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Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015

Westminster College recognizes Brittany Mavrich, sophomore criminal justice studies major, who is a recipient of the 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award.

Mavrich is a daughter of Tony and Mary Mavrich and a graduate of Freedom Area High School, Pa.  She’s involved in a variety of on- and off-campus leadership organizations including Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lawrence County, Habitat for Humanity, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mavrich had a significant role in revitalizing Westminster’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters program - she has increased Westminster’s participation from 2-3 college students to more than 50.

“Westminster has given me the ability to strengthen my leadership skills, communication, and confidence by collaborating with a diverse group of people with the hopes of understanding this crazy journey called life,” shares Mavrich. “This award symbolizes to me God’s love in the world and how positively He can work through people. All glory goes to God because of this amazing opportunity to attend Westminster and to have the ability to hopefully change not the world but someone’s world.”

Mavrich was nominated by Westminster College’s President Dr. Richard Dorman and will join a group of 201 student leaders from colleges nationwide who are also being recognized for public involvement and motivation for creating lasting change.

“Community Service and Service Learning are central elements to a Westminster College education,” according to President Dorman. “The Newman Civic Fellows Award is a national honor recognizing students who embrace those elements as part of their higher education. We are delighted to have a wonderful exemplar of our service mission in the person of Brittany Mavich.”

Past Westminster College Newman Fellow awardees include Maria McTighe, anticipated to graduate in May 2015, Alex Taylor ’14, Tate Slaven ’13 and Katie Moga ’12.

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.

For more information about the award, please contact Patrick Krantz at 724-946-6097 or