Stevenson Senior Earns National Leadership Award

April 1, 2015 7 AM

Stevenson University senior Andrew Clayton’15 is one of a handful of college students from across the country to be named a 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow.

The award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. 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.

Clayton, a Business Administration major, is Stevenson’s Service Corps President, SGA Director of Philanthropy, and an active member in Mission: I’m Home, three times traveling to New Orleans to help rebuild the city post-Katrina. He was honored in Spring 2014 as Outstanding Leader of the Year.

When Clayton joined Service Corps in 2012, the program had just 20 members with about four events each year. Now, the organization has surpassed more than 100 members and holds more than 20 events every year.

“Each week, I look forward to the work that we do, and the difference we make in the community,” Clayton said. “I am a civic leader on campus and always look for ways to foster partnerships and increase our impact on the community.”

“Andrew truly embodies the ethic of service and civic engagement as a student-leader,” said Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., Stevenson President. “Andrew has made service an integral component of his college career and he continues to lead by example.”

Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. Newman Civic Fellows awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.