Andreas Lyros (BSPsy ’20) named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow
Congratulations to Hellenic American University student Andreas Lyros (BSPsy ’20), who has been named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a coalition of over 1,000 US colleges and universities dedicated to fostering democracy through civic education and community development.
As Campus Compact notes, the fellowship supports and recognizes “community-committed students who are changemakers and public problem-solvers”. The year-long fellowship program provides virtual learning and networking opportunities with similarly engaged student leaders from across the United States.
Andreas was nominated for the fellowship by President Leonidas Koskos in recognition of his volunteer work with refugees, homeless people and persons who abuse substances. During the last year Andreas has provided support as well as Greek and English language lessons, to unaccompanied minors through the LIBRA Home Project. He has also worked as part of the Emotional Discharge Group at Tunnel of Oppression, helping audiences reprocess and express emotional and cognitive uneasiness. Andreas is now looking forward to training to become a member of 11528, a suicide prevention hotline for the LGBT community.
The third-year Psychology student has also been an eloquent advocate of community outreach at the University, encouraging his fellow students to offer their services as well to the NGOs he has contributed to.