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Multimedia: Student named national leader for Catholic collegians

April 30, 2010

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    Fiona Corner ’12

When Fiona Corner ’12 conducted her college search, she considered a handful of Jesuit schools before settling on Lewis & Clark. Though faith is central to Corner, she chose to attend the secular college in part because of its globally focused academic offerings.

Since arriving on campus, the international affairs and Hispanic studies double major from Monterey, Calif., has become an outspoken leader for students of faith at Lewis & Clark. This year, she extended her influence beyond the campus community, representing Catholic students in 13 Western states as regional chairperson for the National Catholic Student Coalition (NCSC).

In her new role, Corner collaborates with Catholic collegiate leaders from across the country to advocate courses of action by the Vatican, the United Nations, and others on social justice issues from genocide to biodiversity loss. Each month, Corner and NCSC focus their efforts on a different issue affecting individuals around the world, such as the victims of the Haiti earthquake or residents of the Midwest, who are suffering particularly high unemployment rates.

Beyond her work with the NCSC, Corner is also co-president of Lewis & Clark’s Newman Club, which brings together Catholic students on campus.

In the following podcast, Corner discusses her work with students on a local and national scale and the experience of exploring her faith at Lewis & Clark.