IAMNCC Recognizes 2022 Newman Civic Fellows
Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact is excited to recognize the 13 students from our member campuses that were recognized as 2022 Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who stand out for their commitment to creating positive change in communities locally and around the world. Fellows are nominated by Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors, who are invited to select one outstanding student from their campus each year. Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named 173 student civic leaders from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to the 2022 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
Join us in congratulating these amazing students:
- Pa Her, Augsburg University
- Kailani Vang, Bethel University
- Anne Zweber, College of Saint Benedict
- CJ Younger, Drake University
- Faith Vincent, Loras College
- Garrett Arbuckle, Morningside University
- Rahul Bhakta, Northwestern Health Sciences University
- Emmett Adam, Saint John’s University
- Monserrat Saucedo, Simpson College
- Sarah Ariet Cham, Southwest Minnesota State University
- Louise Ba, St. Catherine University
- Nixson Benitez, University of Northern Iowa
- Meriel LaForce, Winona State University
“Newman Civic Fellows show the investment that our member institutions are making in the development of full-participation, representative democracy,” said Rob Barron, Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact Executive Director. “We are proud of these thirteen leaders and excited for all that they will learn and give back to their communities.”
Through the fellowship, Campus Compact will provide students with a year of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, fellows participate in numerous virtual training and networking opportunities to help provide them with the skills and connections they need to create large-scale positive change. The cornerstone of the fellowship is the Annual Convening of Fellows, which offers intensive skill-building and networking over the course of two days. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
The fellowship is named for the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.
“We are proud to name such an outstanding and diverse group of students Newman Civic Fellows,” said Campus Compact President Bobbie Laur. “Their passion and resolve to take action on the wide range of issues challenging our neighborhoods and communities is inspiring and deeply needed. We cannot wait to engage with them through this transformative experience.”
The Newman Civic Fellowship program is supported by the KPMG Foundation. Learn more at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship. You can read more about each of the student leaders selected for this year’s cohort at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship/the-2022-2023-newman-civic-fellows.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we provide professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity. Visit www.compact.org.
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