Zachary Brown, University of Montana
Zach Brown, a senior at the University of Montana, truly embodies the spirit of the Newman Civic Fellows award. He has proven himself to be an effective agent of positive social change and is dedicated to working towards finding creative solutions to challenges facing our community. Zach serves as the President of the Associated Students of the University of Montana, has authored an official Montana University System initiative to reduce energy consumption in public buildings, facilitated the financing and installation of a $50,000 capital improvement project at an environmental demonstration and resource site on campus, attended the Clinton Global Initiative University and the Clinton Global Initiative America “Rural Economy Development Group”, authored a $5,000 grant to support the work of a grassroots environment group, and the list continues. In addition to Zach’s many accomplishments in seeking long-term solutions, he has been awarded the highly competitive Harry S. Truman Scholarship and two Udall Scholarships for his demonstrated commitment to sustainable solutions. Zach has been an exceptional and inspirational leader at UM and will undoubtedly continue to make significant contributions to public problem solving.