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2014 Newman Civic Fellow

2014 Newman Civic Fellow

Arimus T. Wells is the 2014 Newman Civic Fellow Award recipient from the University of Denver. Arimus serves as a Public Achievement coach to local high school students, creating opportunities for those students to create, develop, and implement civic projects in their community. Additionally, Arimus serves as a Literacy Tutor to 1st-3rd grade students and was recently selected for a university-wide Outstanding Student Award as a first-year student. Arimus is a conscientious, hardworking student who others view as a leader and with whom they are eager to learn. In addition to his deep commitment to students and his strong presence as a role model and leader for peers, Arimus is involved in numerous other programs that connect the university and community. To name only a few, he serves as the Secretary of Community Partnerships for the Undergraduate Student Government, co-chair of the University Programming Support committee of the DU Programming Board, and Assistant Coordinator for the university's Excelling Leaders Institute. Arimus will undoubtedly continue to make an impact on making the world a more equitable and just place well into the future.

Newman Civic Fellow Award
Arimus T. Wells
Thursday, March 20, 2014

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