UNCP’s Katie Manueles selected to ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll

Katie Aguilar Manueles
Katie Aguilar Manueles

UNC Pembroke junior Katie Aguilar Manueles has received national recognition as part of the 2023 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll for her efforts in driving voter registration, education and turnout on their campuses.

Manueles was among 175 college students selected from participating campuses nationwide. Last year’s midterm elections saw one of the highest youth voter turnouts in a midterm election in the last 40 years.

“This year’s honorees played a crucial part in registering and empowering student voters ahead of last year’s midterm elections, resulting in historic turnout among young voters,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

“These students organized voter registration drives, coordinated campuswide voter engagement resources and brought polling locations to their campuses. We are excited to watch these students continue to change the world,” Domagal-Goldman said.

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement.

Manueles is a prominent student leader at UNCP. She serves as a student service leader for citizenship in the Office for Community and Civic Engagement (CCE), chair of the Votes Coalition, orientation leader and community volunteer.

Upon graduation, she plans to attend law school and study international law.

“In all her roles, she strives to empower her peers to be a part of the democratic process and has developed innovative and fun ideas,” said Shania McMillian, assistant director for Student Engagement. “She desires that every student on UNCP’s campus become more educated on the importance of being democratically engaged.”