2017 Newman Civic Fellow
The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is generously supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.
This year, Rocky Mountain College is pleased to recognize Cassandra Cook as this year’s Newman Civic Award nominee. Cassandra is a first generation college student. She is a third-year undergraduate student who is a double major in Chemistry and Biology, as well as a minor in Physics. Cassandra's studies have a pre-med focus with an expected graduation date of December 2018.
Cassandra's volunteer efforts reflect her passion for public service, mentoring, and career exploration. She has expressed a desire to help others through education, advocacy for social change, and community service.
Cassandra has proven to be an exceptional leader and demonstrates strong morals making her stand out from her peers. She is an excellent representative of the institution and her community. She is a prudent decision maker and is well respected by faculty, staff, and fellow students. Miss Cook has demonstrated her leadership abilities in a number of ways, which include serving as a student ambassador, Rocky Connections mentor, Bears & Cubs mentor, and secretary for the Student Lions Club. She also participates in a health occupations group and a space exploration public outreach group.
Cassandra also serves as an Emergency Medical Technician for the community of Red Lodge, Montana. In addition to her college success and leadership, Cassandra received an International Baccalaureate Program Certificate in English and Psychology. She is also a member of the National Honors Society.
Congratulations Cassandra and thank you for your dedication to service and studies.