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Campus Compact > Initiatives > Awards Programs > Newman Civic Fellows Award > The 2013 Newman Civic Fellows > Jennifer Leedom, Moravian College

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Jennifer Leedom, Moravian College

Jennifer Leedom, a junior at Moravian College, is actively involved in various organizations both on and off campus. As a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of the Lehigh Valley, she has worked with the marketing and development team. This position has assigned her tasks of designing organization guides on Habitat initiatives. In addition, Jennifer has created professional presentation materials providing a brief overview of HFH. Her exceptional research skills and dedication to service have enabled her to create outstanding presentations that capture the programing initiatives of HFH, Women Build, ReStore and Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. Jennifer also assisted in planning and promoting the local Polar Bear Plunge for the HFH. Jennifer’s membership in Gamma Sigma Sigma, the national service sorority, allows her to be involved in a plethora of service projects with a wide variety of focuses. She has participated in bake sales to benefit local animal shelters, Alex’s Lemonade Stand and Holiday Hope Chests for Children of the Lehigh Valley. She also helped to crochet scarves for victims of Hurricane Sandy, donated blood and is actively involved in America Reads, where she volunteers two hours a week at Lincoln Elementary School. Jennifer’s involvement is inspiring.

I have always had a drive to serve others and work for the common good. But I never fully realized that I could go beyond volunteerism--that my opinion and hard work could influence policy decisions. My views changed when I sat in the office of one of my legislators in Washington, DC."

-Amanda Coffin, University of Maine at Farmington, Campus Compact student leader