Danielle "Dani" Clark, Montana State University's student lobbyist, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow honoring student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
Clark, of Livingston, is a junior at MSU majoring in sociology and political science. She is also currently serving as the student government representative to the Montana State Legislature. As such, she is the link between the Associated Students of Montana State University and the state government. Clark is also a senior board member of the MSU Student Alumni Association.
"I feel so honored to receive this recognition, but being chosen for the award caught me by surprise because I'm focused on representing students in Helena as they should be represented, not personal glory," Clark said.
Clark's future plans include working as legislative staff and running for the Montana Legislature. She also plans to enroll in graduate school to earn a master's degree in communications and Native American Studies.
Clark was among 181 students from 36 states, including eight from Montana, to be selected as a Newman Fellow recognizing the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,200 college and university presidents committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students' citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships and provides resources and training for faculty looking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.
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