One of our department's students, Nihira Mugamba, has been named a 2020 Newman Civic Fellow—the sixth UMBC student to earn this public service award. The fellowship honors her work promoting literacy in Uganda and the United States. Nihira is pursuing her BA in both Political Science and Africana Studies.
Being named a Newman Civic Fellow is a prestigious honor, as it is a national public service award. Please join me in congratulating Nihira on this amazing achievement! I would highly encourage you to read more about Nihira and her work here: https://news.umbc.edu/umbcs-nihira-mugamba-literacy-advocate-is-named-a-newman-civic-fellow/