Campus Compact Announces 2021 Newman Civic Fellows

March 4, 2021

212 students honored for their commitment to solving public problems

BOSTON, Mass. – March 1, 2021 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the students who will make up the organization’s 2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2021 cohort comprises 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico.

The 2021-2022 cohort of Fellows includes students from 11 institutions across Maryland, DC, and Delaware. Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is excited to congratulate the following students who have been named Newman Civic Fellows public problem solvers: 

American University – Milica Bojovic

Carroll Community College – Elizabeth Vinson

Frostburg State University – Delanie Blubaugh

Georgetown University – Daniella Sanchez

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) – Avionna Fitzhugh

Notre Dame of Maryland University – Rochelle Thompson

Stevenson University – Marie-Clare Ofoegbu

University of Baltimore – Daniel Khoshkepazi

University of Delaware – Nicole Kennedy

University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Ayotomiwa “Tommy” Fashola

University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Faith Davis

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

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. In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors nominate student leaders from their campuses to be named Newman Civic Fellows.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides Fellows with a variety 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.

 Fellows from state/region also have access to (insert state/regional Compact-specific programming for fellows, if applicable)

“We are proud to recognize these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The experience of the last year has driven home to all of us that we need open-minded, innovative, public-spirited thinkers and doers. That is what Campus Compact is about, and the stories of our Newman Civic Fellows demonstrate it’s who they are.”

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/2021-2022-newman-civic-fellows.

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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.

Please address all media inquiries to:

Molly Leiper, Communications Manager
mleiper {at} compact(.)org