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Colorado Mountain College student Molly Goldberg was elected last week as the youngest member of the Amnesty International USA Board of Directors.

— A Colorado Mountain College student is now the youngest member of Amnesty International USA’s Board of Directors.

Molly Goldberg, 27, earned a place on the worldwide organization’s board election ballot via a campaign in which she collected 100 signatures of dues-paying members of the organization. Typically, members are nominated by a committee to be considered for ballot placement.

Once on the ballot, Goldberg competed against 12 other candidates vying for six open seats.

The recent CMC associate’s degree graduate received just under 6,000 votes from 10,000 voting members, the second highest of any of the candidates.

She learned last Tuesday the votes earned her a three-year seat on the board.

“When I got the call, I was in disbelief, I cried and I was shaking. The rest of the day I was walking around in a daze because I couldn’t believe it had happened,” said Goldberg, who got past discipline issues in high school to later excel at CMC, where she will begin her fifth year as student body president this fall. Click for full article.