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UMW junior recognized for social change efforts.

April 8, 2016

The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors undergraduate and graduate students who have taken action in pursuit of long-term social change and who engage and inspire others in their communities. Students are nominated by their institution’s president or chancellor.

“Delaney is passionate as an educator, volunteers as an elementary level academic coach and works with local students as a mentor through the education club,” Chancellor Beth Weatherby said. “I was pleased to nominate an effective, thoughtful leader and dedicated student who is committed to making the lives of those around her better.”

In Hansen’s capacity as president of the Associated Students of the University of Montana Western, she has made a significant impact on advancing the campus community by enhancing the recycling program, increasing student involvement and making positive change in the structure of student government.

“I believe that we were all put on earth to fulfill a specific purpose, for me, this purpose is to guide the future leaders of this country to success, to inspire students, and to help each student find a love for learning,” Hansen said. “I aim to play an integral role in the success of the world’s future, which is why I have chosen to be involved in various aspects of my campus and community in Dillon, Montana.”

Hansen is pursuing an elementary education degree with a minor in special education. She is planning to do her student teaching assignment in a third-world country and would like to teach abroad full-time after graduating.

Hansen is among 218 honorees around the country representing Campus Compact member institutions from 36 states, Washington D.C and Mexico.

Campus Compact is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

Campus Compact 2016 Newman Civic Fellows will represent their institution in a national group of student leaders. These students will receive an award certificate and an invitation to join the Newman Civic Fellows online network. They will also be featured prominently on the Campus Compact national website and, in many cases, invited to participate in state-specific activities.

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