Kennesaw State student named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow

KENNESAW, Ga. | Mar 19, 2019

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Artis Trice
Artis Trice

Artis Trice, a Kennesaw State University geography student, was named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Trice was among 264 college students named this year and the only one from Kennesaw State.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Trice has been a student at Kennesaw State since the Fall 2017 semester. He is passionate about conservation in accessible ways for everyone and biodiversity conservation in different cultural areas. He is currently hoping to establish a braille trail for the Kennesaw Campus Arboretum so that visually-impaired individuals may access and enjoy the space. 

“I found a passion for the environment and how it intersects with different cultures when I was young. I witnessed hurricanes destroying homes and lives and knew that the impact the environment has on people, and people on the environment, was something to care about and to learn more about,” Trice said.

In May, he will study abroad in the Dominican Republic, where he will participate in a public health and agriculture program. This educational trip will allow him to work with understanding cultural connections to the environment and how that connects with health in local communities.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.

– Andrea Judy

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