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Moran earns Civic Youth Award

A Waubonsee Community College sophomore who has dedicated himself to improving various campus organizations and serving others in his hometown of Sandwich and elsewhere has been selected to receive the Ted Brattin Civic Youth Award.

Brian Moran, 20, of Sandwich, was one of 10 local students honored with the Brattin Award Dec. 8, during a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Aurora.

The award and luncheon, sponsored by the Aurora Rotary, the Aurora Navy League and Aurora University, annually recognizes Fox Valley students who have exhibited qualities of civic involvement, leadership and community service through school and community activities.

Since enrolling at Waubonsee in 2013 to study computer engineering, Moran has enmeshed himself in life both on and off campus. In addition to working part-time at a local supermarket, Moran, a full-time student, has consistently set aside time to volunteer.

At Waubonsee, Moran has served as a leader during the college’s semiannual WCC Give A Hand Service Day, organizing a team of students to perform volunteer tasks to support various nonprofit organizations in surrounding communities, such as Mutual Ground, a women’s shelter in Aurora. He also has organized a student team through Waubonsee’s Delta Sigma Omicron club to volunteer to package food supplies at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora.

Moran also serves in a leadership role within Waubonsee’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, where he has dedicated himself to revitalizing the honors society, helping to boost membership in the local chapter. And Moran serves as a representative of Waubonsee’s student body on the college’s Student Senate.

Off campus, Moran has volunteered at the Willowcrest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich and at his church.

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