Tate Slaven Receives Newman Civic Fellow Award

Monday, April 2, 2012

Westminster College sophomore communication studies major Tate Slaven was among 162 students from 32 states honored as Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact. 

The award recognizes college student leaders who demonstrate an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

"These students represent the next generation of public problem-solvers and civic leaders," said James Dworkin, Campus Compact board chair and chancellor at Purdue University North Central.  "They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can-and does-play in building a better world."

In a press release Campus Compact wrote, "At Westminster, Slaven demonstrates the type of civic engagement that sets an example for others, shining a positive light in a time when negativity has dominated much national conversation.  She has mobilized her peers to support food, gift, and clothing drives; community clean-up projects; and programs at retirement communities.  Her passion for working with underrepresented children has led her to mentor a reading program weekly."

Slaven was nominated for the award by Westminster College President Dr. Richard H. Dorman: "One of our goals at Westminster is to instill a sense of service and civic involvement in each of our students.  Tate's volunteerism and service efforts represent an excellent example of the outcomes we seek.  I am thrilled that she has been recognized nationally for her dedication to these ideals."

Slaven is a daughter of Tina Slaven and Timothy Slaven, both of Bradford, and a graduate of Bradford Area High School.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibility.  Visit www.compact.org for additional information about the Newman Civic Fellows. 

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About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Dr. Richard Dorman and Tate Slaven