North Carolina students recognized as Newman Civic Fellows

March 5, 2018

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working nationwide to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. There are 12 fellows from colleges and universities in our North Carolina Campus Compact network.

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.

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.

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 fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. Fellows from North Carolina Campus Compact will receive complimentary registration to attend the annual CSNAP Student Conference. The 2018 CSNAP Conference will be held at Fayetteville State University on November 9-10.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and engage with such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are bringing people together in their communities to solve pressing problems. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it’s what our country and our world desperately need.”

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

Congratulations to the 2018 Newman Civic Fellows from North Carolina Campus Compact member schools:

East Carolina University – Haley Creef

Elon University  – Fiona Zahm

High Point University – Douglas McCollum

Meredith College – Leslie Arreaza

North Carolina Central University –  Jordan Thomas

Pfeiffer University – Kristina Everhart

University of North Carolina at Asheville – Daniel Suber

University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Sreevidhya (Vidhya) Balasubramanian

University of North Carolina at Greensboro –  Terrell Saunders

Wake Forest University –  David Ajamy

Western Carolina University –  Fiona Buchanan

William Peace University –  Maiah Overton-Ashford