Corin Lobo, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, was named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow, an award that honors undergraduate and graduate students who have pursued social change and who “engage and inspire others in their communities,” according to Campus Compact, the national non-profit group that bestows the award.
The group honored 218 students representing Campus Compact member institutions from 36 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico.
Lobo, who is expected to stay at Florida Tech for grad school starting in the fall, has made civic engagement and sustainability key parts of his life. He has volunteered for many places, including Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society and the Spoil Island Initiative in the Indian River Lagoon.
The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named in honor of Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the role of higher education in preparing students for active and engaged citizenship.