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Sophomore named a 2018 Civic Fellow

| By Stephanie Weaver
Adelina Harvey

Adelina Harvey, ’20, a sociology and Spanish major and peace and justice studies minor at Loyola University Maryland, was named a 2018 Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. The award honors inspiring student leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges faced by their communities.

Harvey was nominated by Loyola’s president, Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.

Harvey, from Barrington, N.H., is a service coordinator with Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ). She coordinates food access programming to address issues of food insecurity and injustice in Baltimore. She is also a member of the Peace and Justice Club.

“My work with CCSJ has been the most influential on my college career so far,” Harvey said. “By working with other passionate community leaders my own passion has grown with their inspiration. I have learned that there are too many social issues and injustices in the world to not use my privilege to change them, and I have become passionate about working towards this change by learning from my community and the leaders that have inspired me with their own passion and their love for the community.” 

After graduation, Harvey hopes to do a year or two of service before graduate school. Her career goals include working for a non-profit and work closely with communities to address social issues and strive for positive change.

“Adelina’s commitment to advancing equity and opportunity to food access in our Baltimore community is inspiring both to fellow students and university administrators,” Fr. Linnane said. “One powerful example of Adelina’s leadership has been how she developed plans for area food composting. Again and again, she demonstrates her vision and determination for long-term social change.”

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