University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings student named Newman Civic Fellow

April 1, 2015


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Montana State University Billings student Lacey Mogan recently was named a Newman Civic Fellow for her work as an agent of change. 


Award recognizes student leaders invested in finding solutions for challenges facing communities

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MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Montana State University Billings junior Lacey Mogan recently was named Newman Civic Fellow for her work as an agent of change, focusing on issues related to health, education, mental health and poverty.



The Newman Civic Fellows Award is given to college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities across the country.


Mogan, a human services major, serves as programming chair for Student United Way, organizing service opportunities for students with many non-profit organizations in Billings including the Montana Rescue Mission, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity Restore, the Ronald McDonald House and the Mental Health Center.


“I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to serve and to experience my community,” Mogan, of Hinsdale, said. “I find it rewarding to know that I can help support the same community that supports me. I’ve enjoyed my experiences and look forward expanding my community involvement in the future.”


As part of her coursework this semester with MSUB’s Honor Program and the Office for Community Involvement, Mogan initiated a food drive to be held April 7 that will benefit Family Service, Inc.


“My class is working to improve aspects of food distribution and access in our community,” she said. “The community is so generous and I’m excited to be a part of something so great.”


Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university chancellors and presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. The awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform.


“Lacey serves wholeheartedly and with a genuine desire to make a difference,” MSUB Chancellor Mark Nook said.


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