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Robert Morris Student Receives Newman Civic Fellows Award

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Robert Morris Student Receives Newman Civic Fellows Award

KhuloodAlAliKhulood Al Ali, a junior biomedical engineering major at Robert Morris University, was recently named a 2014 Newman Civic Fellow.

The award recognizes students from Campus Compact member schools across 36 states that nominate student leaders representing the next generation of civic leaders. As a national coalition of more than 1,100 colleges and university presidents, Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, builds community relationships, and more.

RMU President Gregory Dell’Omo, a Campus Compact member, has the authority to elect one student each year for the award. This year’s nominee, Khulood Al Ali, is a highly engaged student who works with various nonprofit organizations – Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and Coraopolis Community Development Foundation (CCDF) – to address urban vitality, foreign language literacy, and food insecurity. She also participates in RMU’s Alternative Break Program to address hunger and homelessness.

“I am honored to be the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award winner and to represent RMU and this great community,” Ali stated. “I am glad that I got the chance to present myself as a Saudi Muslim woman. This award means a lot for me.”

Ali intends to replicate the CCDF Food Pantry in her home country of Saudi Arabia in an effort to promote healthy food choices.

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