Student receives national civic honor
Debra Horn, a junior at Missouri State University, was recently named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.
“Debra was nominated because of her dedication to giving voice to those who are not able to share their experiences or stories,” said Patrick Grayshaw, assistant director of student engagement at MSU. “Her commitment to helping victims of domestic violence, specifically, has exemplified her understanding of the root causes of social issues in the community and her potential to solve community issues.”
The Newman Civic Fellow award honors students across the nation committed to creating lasting change in their communities. Each student, nominated by their campus, is recognized through Campus Compact in honor of Frank Newman, who spent his life creating social change through various education reforms.
The award honors Horn’s hard work and commitment to public affairs initiatives specifically regarding domestic violence and serves as an example of the impact higher education plays in building a stronger community.
“I have personally experienced the struggle to become free from an abusive relationship,” said Horn. “Survivors often feel they have no voice when they are in this struggle, and I would like to be a voice for them by educating the community and advocating for them.”
Horn is one of 180 students across 36 states nationwide to receive this honor. A full list of the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows is available at www.compact.org.
For more information, contact Grayshaw at (417) 836-4386.
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