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UCO Student Hunter Caudillo Named 2019 Newman Civic Fellow

Headshot of UCO student Hunter Caudillo

April 25, 2019

Media Contact: Sarah Ward, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2106, sward24@uco.edu

UCO Student Hunter Caudillo Named 2019 Newman Civic Fellow

University of Central Oklahoma senior Hunter Caudillo, a kinesiology major from Yukon, Oklahoma, recently earned recognition as one of Campus Compact’s 2019 Newman Civic Fellows.

Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, working to advance the public purposes of higher education, announced 262 students, including Caudillo, who comprise the organization’s 2019 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

Caudillo’s accolades stretch beyond her recent recognition from Campus Compact. She has completed more than 700 hours of community service through her involvement both on- and off-campus. Through UCO, Caudillo has served in many leadership roles. She has served as the vice president of membership development for Panhellenic Council, leader for Alternative Weekend, president of Bronchos with Kids and the 2019-20 executive director for Central’s Big Event. Caudillo is also a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Outside of UCO, Caudillo volunteers with Miss Amazing, a pageant that provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. Additionally, she has traveled to Haiti to work with orphanages hoping to provide orphans with basic needs.

“Hunter is a constant champion for student engagement in our surrounding community, around the country and around the world,” said UCO President Don Betz.

“For the last three years, Hunter has taken leadership roles in her sorority and our Big Event student organization. She has used these roles to challenge her peers to get involved with their community and elsewhere. She is known campus-wide as a champion for service and advocate for community involvement.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship, supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation and named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience, emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth. Through the fellowship, students gain a variety of learning, scholarship, post-graduate and networking opportunities, including attendance at a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows, in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

For more information about the Newman Civic Fellowship program, visit www.compact.org/newman-civic-fellow.

For more information about Central and its commitment to transformative learning for all students, visit www.uco.edu.

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Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma senior Hunter Caudillo a kinesiology major from Yukon, Oklahoma, recently earned recognition as one of Campus Compact’s 2019 Newman Civic Fellows.