MISSOULA – Allie Keleti, a University of Montana track and field athlete, received a Montana Athlete in Service Award from Montana Campus Compact and Gov. Steve Bullock at the Brawl of the Wild Football Game Nov. 19.
Keleti is one of 12 college student-athletes honored for commitment and engagement in community service. A senior in communications studies from Helena, she has helped build and maintain a social media presence for the UM Spirit Squad by taking photos and videos and posting daily, volunteering nearly 100 hours the past year.
“Allie values the amount of time, hard work and dedication that all student-athletes commit to their studies and their sport,” said Charity Atteberry, adviser in UM’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. “Not only will her photographs, videos and social media posts remain after she graduates, but her talent and generous spirit will also leave an indelible impression on those with whom she has worked.”
MTCC, comprising 18 campuses, is a higher education network that promotes community engagement and develops student civic and social responsibilities. Student-athletes are considered for awards based on amount of volunteer time, number and type of agencies served, overall commitment to service and the legacy left by the service.
“College students in Montana do amazing community work, and their investment of time, talent and energy helps improve our communities across the state,” said Josh Vanek, associate director for MTCC.
To learn more about MTCC, visit http://www.mtcompact.org/.