Campus Compact and Gov. Bullock Honor FVCC Student Athlete Volunteer Zach Levitt
Flathead Valley Community College student athlete Zach Levitt received statewide recognition for his commitment to community service when he was presented with the Montana Campus Compact’s Montana Athletes In Service Award. Levitt was among 15 exemplary college student athletes from across the state presented with the honor by members of the Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) Board and Montana Governor Steve Bullock at the Brawl of the Wild Cat-Griz Football Game in Bozeman.
Levitt is a sophomore from Columbia Falls studying secondary education at FVCC. For over two years, he has been a dedicated participant in the college’s intramural program. Levitt also has been actively engaged in the college’s Service Learning program by volunteering at the local food bank, serving meals to those in need at the Community Kitchen and playing a key role in FVCC’s annual Red White and Blue Run, which honors local veterans and emergency responders on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Outside the college, Levitt has volunteered as a coach for the Columbia Falls High School girls’ basketball program while encouraging the players to give back to their communities and to always strive to do their best.
As a student at FVCC, Levitt has dedicated an average of 118 hours each semester to serving the community, far exceeding the 45-hour average of service hours completed by FVCC students in one semester. FVCC President Jane A. Karas praised Levitt for his contributions to the community, particularly as a role model for his college peers and young athletes in his hometown of Columbia Falls.
“Zach’s impact on the community is far-reaching through his service as a role model, coach and volunteer,” said Karas. “Zach has done an exceptional job balancing his studies with serving his community and staying active through student athletics, setting a standard for other students to aspire to.”
MTCC is a 17-campus higher education network that advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their abilities to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibilities. For more information, visit mtcompact.org.