Sophomore political science major and Wood Honors College student Regina Yeung has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a coalition of colleges committed to community engagement. Yeung is one of only 173 students from across the United States and Mexico selected for the prestigious fellowship.
“I’m excited to be named a Newman Civic Fellow. I hope to connect with other community-committed leaders to see their leadership styles and get more ideas about community-based activities from other universities,” said Yeung.
Fellows are nominated by their university president and selected based on their potential as a future public leader. The year-long program provides training, networking and resources that will help Yeung develop strategies to impact social change.
“I was honored to nominate such an engaged and service-minded student. Regina is doing great work at Shippensburg University, and I am confident this experience will further cultivate her skill set as a community organizer and leader,” said Dr. Charles E. Patterson, interim president of Shippensburg University.
In high school, Yeung volunteered with Vietnam veteran food drives, a Make-A-Wish softball tournament and blood drives.
“Growing up in my small community has driven me into wanting to make a change not just in my hometown but a new community such as Shippensburg since I will be a part of it for more years to come,” she added.
At Ship, she’s an active member in the campus community as an advocate for first-year students. She joined the Ship Unity Focus Group and engaged in discussions on ways to make on-campus housing welcoming for all students.
As a Ship Serves Ambassador, she coordinates and participates in a variety of community projects within the campus and local community. This includes volunteering at Katie’s Place, a distribution site for charitable human services for the people of the Shippensburg community and the surrounding area, and Shippensburg Produce and Outreach’s Diaper Bank.
Yeung will participate in an orientation in April and will officially kick off her fellowship in September 2022.