Daud Shad, Co-Coordinator of the Student Executive Committee of Dwight Hall at Yale, and former Urban Fellow with the City of New Haven, was awarded the prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Shad is one of 33 fellows from institutions across the Southern New England region.
The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who are dedicated to campus-based civic engagement. The primary goal of the fellowship is to support students with their long-term commitment to civic and community development. Campus Compacts trains fellows in skill development, professional learning, tactical skills, and one-on-one leadership development with a local mentor. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to network with other fellows. President Salovey provided several remarks about Shad.
“Since he arrived on campus, Daud has been an active member of the service community at Yale. He has helped rebuild homes through the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity and fundraised for local and international projects through the Yale Rotaract Club,” President Salovey wrote. “This position was coupled with his leadership role as a co-coordinator for the Dwight Hall First-Years in Service program.through which he mentored incoming students as they learned about the vibrant New Haven community.”
Shad has been an active member of the Yale community. As a coordinator, he oversees the student executive committee. He’s also interested in developing a Dwight Hall Peace initiative, collaboratively bringing people from different communities together. During his time as an Urban Fellow, he’s worked with the New Haven Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Department and mentored incoming Dwight Hall students.
“I’m really pleased to see Daud recognized with this award,” Mark Fopeano, program manager at Dwight Hall, said. “Daud brings a lot of energy and new ideas. We’re really excited to see the contributions he’ll make to Dwight Hall.”
Outside of class, Shad is involved with the Yale Globalist, an international affairs magazine. He’s interested in issues of poverty alleviation, peace, and sustainable development.
Shad is a sophomore at Yale College.
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