Student receives National Humanitarian Award from Campus Compact

Author: Arts and Letters


Steven Cartwright, a University of Notre Dame senior from Pittsburgh, will receive the 2006 Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award from Campus Compact.

The first Notre Dame student to receive this award and one of only five selected nationwide, Cartwright was honored based upon his commitment to public service and for developing an innovative program to address issues facing the community. Cartwright will receive a $1,500 contribution to be used in a service program of his choice.

Cartwright has participated in numerous service activities within the Notre Dame and South Bend communities. In 2004, he founded Lead-ND, a student organization providing equitable after-school opportunities for South Bend youths to learn the value of community service and active citizenship. Operating programs at three local schools, the organization has developed leadership programs, sponsored National Youth Service Day events, and devoted countless hours to engaging young people in the community.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,000 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. Cartwright previously has been recognized for his work with an award from Indiana Campus Compact, a member of the national organization.

Originally published by Arlette Saenz at on September 13, 2006.