Katherine Hackett '11, admission counselor, was recognized as a 2011 Newman Civic Fellow by Vermont Campus Compact at their 2012 Statewide Awards Ceremony on April 12 in Montpelier. Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin presented the award. Katherine was cited for her outstanding volunteer work while a student with Best Buddies, an international organization creating integrated opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also worked while studying abroad in Ecuador with students having cognitive and physical disabilities, and helped organize the Penguin Plunge, a fund-raiser for the Vermont Special Olympics.