One-hundred-and-sixty-two college students in the country were awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship this year. Akosuah Agyei, a senior at the College of New Rochelle, is one of them.
The fellowship is administered by Campus Compact, a coalition of college and university presidents, which honors students committed to civic engagement.
So how has Agyei demonstrated that commitment? She’s volunteered at a hospital in Ghana and helped start a summer camp for girls in West Virginia, for starters.
“Being selected as someone to receive the Newman’s Civic Award for CNR means a lot to me,” Agyei, who was born in Ghana and raised in Latham, outside of Albany, said. “The award is a testimony that I can stretch forth my hand with God as my guide and make others feel welcomed and worthy of service. I am honored to have been given this prestigious award.”