Award Winner Helping Stamp Out Hunger
April 25, 2016
Visual Communications major Kaitlyn Kennedy ’17 has won the Newman Civic Fellows Award. The award honors student leaders who have “demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.”
A major reason Kaitlyn was honored with a Newman Award is her work with Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. Her work also won her a Hagedorn Internship from FSC’s Social Science Research Institute’s Center for Social Justice.
In his recommendation letter to the Newman Award judges, President Keen said that Kaitlyn uses her graphic design skills “to compel people to think about issues, to develop a passion for addressing them, and most important, to take action for social change.”
Dr. Miriam Deitsch, director of FSC’s Social Science Research Institute, says that Kaitlyn’s dedication to serving others “advances the culture of leadership and civic engagement, which is a significant element of the College’s mission.”