Marley Uran

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Marley Uran is currently a sophomore with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and will be part of the class of 2018. She plans to graduate with a Communication degree with certification in Conflict Analysis & Resolution, and Community-Based Learning. Marley has a passion for helping others and has focused her volunteer activities to working with the homeless; she is currently involved with HALO (Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization) in Racine, WI and is a member of the Habitat for Humanity Club on campus. One of Marley's professors shared, with me, the quote that she used in her introduction in an electronic portfolio for a communication class: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead. Ms. Uran has taken this quote to heart, and made it her goal, after graduation, to work for a non-profit or an organization that does social activism, especially one that aims to help those living in poverty. Marley has begun her journey to this goal through her volunteerism, and engaging and motivating those around her to help. This, I feel, makes her an ideal candidate for the Newman Civic Fellows Award.

Dr. Deborah Ford
Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Personal Statement

Growing up, I got to watch my mother extend kindness and grace to those around her. My mother's example lead me to also have a strong passion to serve those around me as well; specifically those living in poverty. Over the course of the last few years, I have had the opportunity to serve a diverse group of people. I have marched & lobbied in Washington, D.C. with the Invisible Children organization, had the opportunity to love those living in the bush of Zambia, been able to lead a small group of sixth grade girls at my local church's youth group and have been able to serve in various ways at Racine's local homeless shelter, HALO. These rich hands-on experiences have introduced me to many beautiful souls as well as deeply shaped my character. Through these various volunteer opportunities, I have learned how to research social issues, be an advocate, grow my communication skills, listen well and ultimately serve those around me better.

Marley Uran
Communication: Class of 2018
written 2016

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Karmen Kurtz, UNC Asheville Erin Coggins, UNC Charlotte Juan Emilio GarcĂ­a Estrada, Universidad de Monterrey Sonce Reese, University of Baltimore Lillian McEntire, University of Central Arkansas Katie Richard, University of Central Oklahoma Joshua Higginbotham, University of Charleston Elizabeth Charash, University of Connecticut Kayla J. McLaughlin, University of Dayton Ciera Kathryn Blehm, University of Denver Andy Garcia, University of Florida Brittany Shipman, University of Great Falls Rima Nimri, University of Illinois at Chicago Maribel Hernandez, University of La Verne Benjamin Webster, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Rachael Parran, University of Maryland, Baltimore Max Poole, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Joel Colon, University of Massachusetts Boston Chris LaPorte, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Alexis Musick, University of Miami Hawa Ali, University of Minnesota Rochester Daniel Mueller, University of Missouri - St. Louis Mackenzie Lombardi, University of Montana Katelyn Gonczy, University of Mount Union Antonio Campbell, University of Nebraska Omaha Zachary Bolster, University of New Hampshire Michael Elliott, University of New Hampshire - Manchester John Blessing, University of North Georgia Shelby Yates, University of Northern Iowa Caitlin Hodges, University of Notre Dame Jeffrey Wiseman, University of Pennsylvania Ian Kanterman, University of Rhode Island Jennifer Paradis, University of Saint Joseph Jessica Villa, University of San Francisco Theresa M. Lacey, University of South Carolina Beaufort Cindy Kuo, University of Utah Mirella Espino, University of Wisconsin Colleges-University of Wisconsin-Extension Nasitta Keita, University of Wisconsin-Madison Marley Uran, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
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