Connors Student Awarded 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Award


Connors State College Business Administration student Dylan LaBeef was one of eleven students from across the state to receive the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact. The eleven students from Oklahoma join a group of over 180 students across the country and 36 states to be part of this program. Students are nominated by their college or university president as inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement. This award allows college and university presidents to recognize students with the ability and motivation to create lasting change in our communities. President of Connors State College, Dr. Tim Faltyn nominated LaBeef for his dedication to the Muskogee Teen Center. The following paragraph is what the college submitted about the efforts of LaBeef.

Dylan LaBeef was awarded the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Award .

Dylan LaBeef was awarded the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows Award .

Dylan LaBeef, a Business Administration student at Connors State College, volunteers many hours to the Muskogee Teen Center, while also continuing to balance school work and family time. He dedicates many afternoons to opening the center so local teens have somewhere to come hang out and play basketball. The access to the facility is important to Dylan because he recalls coming to it as a teen and playing basketball with his friends. The game of basketball is not all he teaches, he also provides encouragement and lessons about life to the teens. His initiative to be involved and to become a leader for his community shows the dedication and passion it takes to be successful. Regardless of what career he decides to pursue, his experiences with the Muskogee Teen Center will provide lessons that will last a lifetime.

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