May 18, 2011

By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University junior Anna Uehara has been chosen to receive Campus Compact's 2011 Newman Civic Fellow Award. The award honors student leaders committed to creating lasting change in communities throughout the country.

The neuroscience major from Pleasantville, N.Y., Uehara has served as president of the Japan Society, vice president of operations with Students for Asian Awareness at Bucknell, and captain of recruitment with Student Emergency Response Volunteers.

She also is a member of Chi Omega sorority and the Global Residential College.

Most recently, Uehara worked with the Susquehanna Valley Japanese Community, formed in response to the March earthquake and tsunami. The SVJC joined forces with the Bucknell offices of Civic Engagement and International Student Services to collect donations for relief efforts. She also participated in the panel discussion examining the country's response to the ongoing crisis.

The Newman Civic Fellow Award honors Dr. Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact's founders, who was a tireless advocate for the role of higher education in preparing students for active and engaged citizenship.

This year's inaugural Newman Civic Fellows group includes 135 student leaders representing Campus Compact member colleges and universities from 30 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico.

Contact: Division of Communications

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