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Eleven NC students named Newman Civic Fellows

The Newman Civic Fellows programs recognizes outstanding student leaders from across the Campus Compact network.

The Newman Civic Fellows programs recognizes outstanding student leaders from across the Campus Compact network.

National Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 273 students who will make up the organization’s 2017 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The national group includes 11 students from North Carolina colleges and universities.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.

The 2017 Newman Civic Fellows from North Carolina are:

East Carolina University – Erick Jenkins
Elon University – Amy Belfer
High Point University – Jasmyn Alexander
Meredith College – Kirby Jones
North Carolina Central University – Tyler Walker
North Carolina State University – Ashle Page
Pfeiffer University – Mandee Schaub
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke – Natural Breeden
UNC Charlotte – Erica Cherian
University of North Carolina Asheville – Shannon Bodeau
Western Carolina University – Joanna Woodson

In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are annually invited to nominate one community-committed student from their institution for the fellowship. These nominees are individuals who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country and abroad.

The 2017 Newman Civic Fellows will be the first cohort to benefit from a completely re-designed fellowship experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides students with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

“The cultivation of community-committed leaders has never been more crucial,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “We rebuilt the Newman Civic Fellowship experience because our country needs more people who know how to bring communities together for positive change. We are thrilled to welcome this group of 273 exemplary students as the first cohort to participate in this new model.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.

Congrats to all of the amazing Newman Civic Fellows from our North Carolina network!

Learn about the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows from North Carolina.


About Campus Compact:
Campus Compact is a nonprofit coalition of more than 1000 colleges and universities— representing some 6 million students—committed to the public purposes of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building community engagement into campus and academic life.  For more information, visit or follow @Campus_Compact on Twitter.

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