Regional and City Planning graduate student Matthew McClure was recently named a Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship Program is a national program that “recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.”  The fellowship will connect McClure with other student leaders while offering him the opportunity to participate in training and mentoring programs.

Commenting on McClure’s outstanding work, University of Oklahoma President David Boren said, “His commitment to social change and building equitable communities is apparent through his work in Africa, where he helped establish safe and reliable water and power for a village in Uganda, as well as his ongoing commitment to promoting healthy, local, sustainable food options for residents of his home state.”

Learn more about Matthew’s recent research on food security in Oklahoma here.