Cedric Bond, Oklahoma City University
Cedric Bond’s passions include natural resources and people with disabilities. He volunteers his time in both areas while completing his history major and working at the Intergenerational Computer Center. He has always been fascinated by law and government, from serving as a page in the Washington State Capitol at fourteen to serving as a volunteer water quality monitor for the Oklahoma Conservation Commission now. As an internationally ranked kayaker, Cedric has traveled to other countries and learned from people with diverse backgrounds. His everyday actions demonstrate his sincere desire to make a positive difference, including his activism through social media. In addition to other academic, work, and volunteer activities, he regularly shares his love of his sport at a local hospital for children with special needs. When addressing social issues, Cedric’s approach is to learn as much as possible, then use that knowledge to act. He has a track record of civic involvement that points to a future of public problem solving as he plans to attend law school to focus on natural resource legal issues. I am confident recommending Cedric Bond for the Newman Civic Fellowship, knowing he will represent Oklahoma City University and Campus Compact superbly.