Campus Compact honors Kathryn Montes as Newman Civic Fellow

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Campus Compact honors Kathryn Montes as Newman Civic Fellow

Newman Civic Fellow Kat Montes
Kathryn Montes (right) was recognized as the 2013 Newman Civic Fellow and was given a certificate by Ashton Ghaemi, Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s service learning coordinator.

Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows, and included in that list is Kathryn Montes, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University senior.

Through service, research and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.

The Mesquite (Texas) native is a leader within the community and campus. Since her arrival at Northwestern, Montes has been involved in numerous student organizations and community-based activities, which she has utilized to make a lasting impact on campus and in civic functions. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, received academic scholarships and has been recognized on the honor roll.

She reached out to the community youth by teaching running and cheering camps, and regularly volunteers as a teacher’s assistant at McKinley Middle School in Enid. She is committed to public service as evidenced by her commitment and participation with the Baptist Student Union and a mission trip to Denver, Colo. During her senior year, Montes analyzed the barriers to equality women face in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math as part of her capstone experience for her undergraduate degree.

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.