Claire Bergren named Newman Civic Fellow

bergren_newmanClaire Bergren ’12, a political science major with a concentration in public policy and global change, minor in peace and global studies, has received a Newman Civic Fellow Award. She is one of 135 students from 30 states who were recently named by Campus Compact to receive this award.

The Newman Civic Fellow Award recognizes students on college campuses who are doing civic engagement work and trying to better their community through service.

Bergren has been involved with the Bonner program for the last three years, working with organizations including Project Footsteps and the Redeemer Center for Life. Continue reading “Claire Bergren named Newman Civic Fellow”

An Auggie to watch Kay Adam receives Point Foundation Scholarship

adam_pointKay Adam is an Auggie you might want to get to know. In the future, this determined young man could be influencing public policy decisions locally—perhaps even nationally or internationally. In fact, he’s already had experience testifying in front of the Minnesota Legislature.

Adam came to the U.S. from Kenya as a refugee in 2004. At the age of 16, he was hired to work as a janitor at a youth drop-in center. “Close to half of the youth had compromised housing,” he says. “Many were African Americans, GLBT, and living below the poverty line.” In a short time, Adam found himself taking on more and more responsibility, helping youth find more permanent housing. Continue reading “An Auggie to watch Kay Adam receives Point Foundation Scholarship”