Boston, MA – Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows. Nominated by their college and university presidents, these students are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.
Central Lakes College diesel program student, Ronnie Turshenski was one of the select students from across the nation to receive this honor. As Diesel Club President, Ronnie has effectively focused his club members on great regional civic engagement projects. Under his leadership the Diesel Club has done an immense amount of work on the Old Wadena Society Bog Walk Project. Ronnie has also lead his club in helping the city of Staples, MN by decorating the outside of the Train Depot with Christmas lights. Ronnie is an active member in the campus Student Senate and will be competing at Skills USA this spring in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Skills Contest. Ronnie has a 4.0 grade point average and sets a high standard of excellence for his fellow classmates.