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Collin College Student Named To Prestigious National List

Collin College Student Named To Prestigious National List

Collin College Student Ricardo Alvarado
May 11, 2011 – Campus Compact recently honored a Collin College student as a Newman Civic Fellow.

Ricardo Alvarado, of McKinney, was one of 135 college and university students from 30 states and Mexico to be named to the prestigious honor.

The Newman Civic Fellows Awards recognize inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

Alvarado is a 21-year-old communication studies student. He plans on transferring to the University of North Texas in the fall 2011.

At Collin College, Alvarado served as president of the Student Government Association, Region II President of the Texas Junior college Student Government Association, a member of the Mock Trial Team, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Political Science Club and other committees. Alvarado also is a student assistant at the Collin College Honors Institute.

The award is named after Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who are eager and prepared to make a difference. He dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform.

“These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does play in building a better world,” explains Campus Compact President Maureen F. Curley.

Alvarado joined students from Stanford University, Michigan State University, Kansas State University, Duke University, Bucknell University and Georgetown University on the Newman Civic Fellows list.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing about six 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. Through the Newman Civic Fellows Awards, college and university presidents acknowledge students with the ability and motivation to create lasting change in our communities.

For more information about the Newman Civic Fellows, visit

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