Nominations for 2020-2021 Fellowship Open Now

The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship is a one-year experience that provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions to help them develop strategies for social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. Presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate one current student on the basis of their motivation…

President-Elect of MSCHE Addresses SAGE Meeting

President-Elect Dr. Heather Perfetti served as the guest speaker at the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Senior Advisory Group for Engagement (SAGE) meeting held at Bowie State University on Oct. 21, 2019. Dr. Perfetti’s remarks focused on the presidential transition and the future of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation through the lens of the vision, mission, and core values of Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic, MSCHE resources available to colleges and universities, and opportunities through the renewed accreditation processes and institutional strategic priorities that promote global citizenship, leadership, service, and civic engagement. Dr. James Fielder, Secretary of Higher Education,…

Census 2020 Resources

Census 2020 is right around the corner.  The National Census is eager to work with campuses to support the 2020 census through their national Partnership Program Team. Regional and local teams are available to work with individual college campuses as well as college networks and will provide local and regional support such as sending a partnership specialist to an event to speak about the census. Go to this website to find the regional office that services your area. Additionally, the partnership website has resources and materials that campuses or other partners can easily and quickly re-distribute. Here are some other resources that explain…

Welcome AmeriCorps VISTA Leader Gabbie

CCMA is thrilled to welcome Gabrielle Dibonge to our team  as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for the 2019-2020 year! Gabbie has earned an MBA in Human Resource Management from Carlow University. Gabrielle obtained a dual undergraduate degree in nonprofit management and public relations from Slippery Rock University in 2012. She previously served as Center Director for Higher Achievement Pittsburgh, an organization that gets young scholars college and career ready starting from middle school, and where Gabrielle worked directly with disadvantaged and underrepresented youth and their families to motivate them and to bridge the higher education opportunity gap. Gabrielle has a passion for…

CCMA SAGE Member Awarded for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Maurice Taylor, Vice President for Academic Outreach and Engagement at Morgan State University and member of Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic’s Senior Advisory Group for Engagement (SAGE) received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the HBCU Awards ceremony in Baltimore at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on August 2, 2019. As Vice President, Dr. Taylor is responsible for providing leadership for the Office of Morgan Online, the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions, the Office of Community Service and the Upward Bound Programs. Dr. Taylor has been one of the most influential leaders of CCMA’s…

CCMA Welcomes New Board Members

CCMA would like to welcome as new members on its Board of Directors: Dr. Cynthia Bambara – President, Allegany College of Maryland Dr. Wilma Mishoe – President, Delaware State University Dr. Marylou Yam – President, Notre Dame of Maryland University CCMA is pleased to have such dedicated professionals and proven leaders guiding it to become a better and more effective organization. CCMA also extends thanks to Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine of Hood College and President RIchard Midcap of Garrett College for their service on the CCMA Board of Directors. We are grateful for their proven dedication to community engagement and serving…

Welcome CCMA VISTA Leader Erin

CCMA is excited to welcome Erin Morrissey to our team  as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for the 2019-2020 year! Erin is a native of New Hampshire. She holds a Master’s degree in international relations and a BA in communication studies from the University of Rhode Island. Erin proudly served in AmeriCorps State and National with the United Way North Shore AmeriCorps Program outside of Boston, MA where she supported and mentored youth English language learners from a community-based nonprofit organization. Erin has volunteered as a peer educator at the University of Rhode Island Women’s Center for Violence Prevention and Advocacy…

CCMA welcomes Laura Hagmann!

CCMA is excited to welcome Laura Hagmann as the new Associate Director of Programs and Communications. Laura Hagmann comes to CCMA after a successful career as a managing editor in the private sector. She has extensive experience in creating editorial content, managing editorial processes, and forming and maintaining strategic and collaborative relationships. Laura also has served as adjunct faculty in several colleges and universities in the U.S. and Europe. Her teaching specialties include management, HR, group process, organizational behavior and strategy.  In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, hiking, and live music.  She lives in Maryland with her dog and…

CCMA at ACES Expo

Kemi Teru and Michelle Avaroma represented CCMA, AmeriCorps VISTA, and PeaceJam in June at the ACES Summer Program Professional Pathways Expo at the Universities at Shady Grove.

2019 CCMA Impact Survey Deadline Extended

Each member institution is asked to complete the CCMA Impact Surveys. This year’s survey will be used to generate a 10- year Impact Report. The deadline to complete the surveys has been extended to July 12, 2019.  For more information and to access the survey forms click here.

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Alum Selected a Garrett College Commencement Speaker

Jacob Hannah, CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA alum, has been selected as the 2019 commencement speaker for Garrett College (GC). Jacob Hannah served at Garrett College as a CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2017-2018 with the Students In Need Group (SING), which expanded grocery and clothing assistance, wellness education, financial literacy and educational workshops to benefit over 600 first-generation students and the greater Garrett County community. Hannah established partnerships between SING, a nearby church, and a large food bank in order to create a framework that made the organization sustainable into the future. By partnering with Garrett County social service agencies, the…

Announcing the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellows

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 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 19 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 Carroll Community College – Nancy Hernandez Frostburg State University – Jennifer Puffinberger George Washington University – Maureen Albero Georgetown…

Announcing the 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellows

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…

Announcing the 2019-2020 ESI Participants

The Eastern Region Campus Compact, a partnership of Compacts serving campuses from Maine to Washington DC, is pleased to announce the 12 faculty and staff selected to as 2019-2020 Engaged Scholars. The participants are: Sirry Alang, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology and Program in Health, Medicine, and Society (Lehigh University) Samantha Frisk, Coordinator of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs, Academic Affairs (University of Southern Maine) Raúl Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Language Studies (Holyoke Community College) David Harker, Director, Center for Civic Engagement (Ithaca College) Nina Johnson, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Coordinator, Program in Black Studies (Swarthmore…

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