Announcing the 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellows

March 6, 2019

Campus Compact Announces 2019 Newman Civic Fellows
262 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., Mexico, and Greece honored for their commitment to solving public problems

BOSTON, Mass. – March 6, 2019 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

This includes 18 participants from the Mid-Atlantic region. Congratulations to all CCMA member institutions who received a Newman Civic Fellowship for 2019-2020.

American University – Isabella Dominique
Frostburg State University – Jennifer Puffinberger
George Washington University – Maureen Albero
Georgetown University –Taurjhai Quinay Purdie
Goucher College – Chabria Cannaday
Johns Hopkins University – Lauren Bernard
Loyola University Maryland – Gabriella Romo
Morgan State University – Zemini Astatkie
Price George’s Community College – Fawziyah Alebiosu
Stevenson University – Natalie Marratto
The Catholic University of America – Katie Connolly
University of the District of Columbia – Shanekia Bowra
Towson University – Albert Ivory
University of Baltimore – Elizabeth Paige
University of Delaware – April Singleton
UMBC – Maheen Haq
Washington Adventist University –  Tual Dim
Wesley Theological Seminary – Angela Norris

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, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.

In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors may nominate one student who has demonstrated a capacity for leadership and 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 emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, Fellows are invited to 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.

“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond. 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. Learn more at

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