Campus Compact, a national organization of college and university presidents, honored UW-Fond du Lac student Kathleen (Kate) Bauer as a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards recognize inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.
Bauer was founder of the UW-Fond du Lac Habitat for Humanity student organization. No ordinary student, Bauer is the mother of six children, three of whom attended UW-Fond du Lac. She was inspired to resume her education after losing her job in 2010.
Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowships honor students who are demonstrating a personal commitment to creating lasting change for the better in their communities.