Pittman, who is studying math and science for secondary education, was raised in Glen, Mont. and has been actively involved with 4-H from a young age. While a member of the Glen Pioneers 4-H club, she was able to kick start her “Go Green” campaign, which focuses on educating people about how to be more environmentally conscious.
“Adrianna is a student leader active in addressing global awareness. For the past four years, she has worked closely within her local community through 4-H and the local schools to inform them on how to be more globally aware, and the effort that can be put forth to help with prevention of pollution,” Montana Western Chancellor, Beth Weatherby stated.
As a sophomore at UMW, Pittman is currently a tutor in the Learning Center, a Resident Assistant and volunteers time to tutor younger students in the community. After graduating, Pittman plans to teach high school math and science along with coaching softball, golf and basketball.
The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth for students who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in solving public problems. 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. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it’s what our country and our world desperately need.”
The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.