Matthew Pendergast Named Newman Civic Fellow

Saint Anselm student, Matthew Pendergast, was recognized by Campus Compact for his inspiring leadership and community service. He was named a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow, along with 161 other students from 32 states. He is a junior majoring in Peace and Justice Studies.

Matthew PendergastCampus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 college and university presidents-representing some six million students who are committed to improving community life and educating students for civic and social responsibility. The Newman Civic Fellow Awards recognize college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.

According to Campus Compact, Pendergast demonstrates the type of civic engagement that sets an example for others. He is the co-coordinator of the Meelia Center's Langdon Mill project, which serves Manchester apartment complex primarily for refugee families. He is a member of the team that equips tenants with skills and tools to monitor for bedbugs, and helps to provide activities for the building's youth.

This post was submitted by Kristen MacNeil '12.