MICUA Matters Spring 2018
Atticus Rice, a McDaniel College junior double major in political science and communication, has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow after a nomination from McDaniel President, Roger Casey. As one of 268 student leaders recognized nationwide by Campus Compact, Rice will have access to a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows, exclusive scholarships, and post-graduate opportunities.
“Atticus serves his community with the utmost investment on campus and has increasingly turned his prodigious energy towards public service, working with local, national and even international partners,” President Casey wrote in his nomination.Active on campus, Rice is a writer and editor for the McDaniel Free Press student newspaper, leads the McDaniel ultimate Frisbee club, is president of the Honors Program, and is co-president of the McDaniel delegation of the Maryland Student Legislature. He has also served on the College’s Honor and Conduct Board and has worked for the Office of Student Engagement.
As the current president of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) national service fraternity, he has developed partnerships with local food banks, shelters, and youth organizations, as well as national charitable organizations. Rice also worked on community outreach projects in West Virginia as a sophomore; and as a junior, he applied and was awarded a Griswold-Zepp award from the College to organize an alternative spring break experience for APO members. The group volunteered with various nonprofit organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Carroll County Food Sunday, and Carroll Hospital in Westminster, Maryland.
“My work through these organizations has inspired me to make any future career of mine into one of public service that aligns with the values that volunteerism and community engagement have taught me,” Rice said.