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Campus Compact > Initiatives > Awards Programs > Newman Civic Fellows Award > The 2013 Newman Civic Fellows > Grover Diemer, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Northeast Region

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Grover Diemer, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Northeast Region

Grover Diemer, a third-year human services student at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, chose his major because he wants to help his community. His goal is to be a counselor, and his many service endeavors have given him the opportunity to begin helping others. He regularly volunteers at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission and the Veterans Affairs hospital providing needed services and uplifting spirits, along with participating in every campus and community service activity he can fit into his schedule. He views these opportunities as chances to learn about helping and counseling while he is actively participating in service activities. Upon graduating, he will have more time to dedicate to the service work he loves, and there is no doubt he will do even greater things in the future.

Thanks to Campus Compact for all that you have done over the years to nurture the campus service and service-learning movement. When we started at St. A's 15 years ago there was a feeling among some campuses that we were seeing higher education's latest 'flash in the pan.' Instead it was the beginning of a revolution of ideas and relationships, and you guys have been fueling us all the way."

-Daniel Forbes, Director, Meelia Center for Community Service, Saint Anselm College