Newman Civic Fellows Award Nominations Now Being Accepted!

The nomination period for Campus Compact’s prestigious Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders, is now open!

The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named in honor of late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, undergraduate or graduate students who are proven leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public problem solving who have also taken action in pursuit of long-term positive social change may be nominated for the award.

To be eligible for the award, students must be nominated by their institution’s president or chancellor. Each president and chancellor can nominate one student to become a Newman Civic Fellow who will then represent that institution in a national group of student leaders. Students will receive an award certificate and an invitation to join the Newman Civic Fellows online network. They will also be featured prominently on the Campus Compact national website and invited to participate in state-specific activities as appropriate.

Last year, 13 students representing Florida colleges and universities were honored as Newman Civic Fellows. For more information about the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows here.

The online nomination process is simple, and the application can be found here

Nominations will be accepted until February 29, 2016. Questions about the nomination process can be directed to Michaela Grenier at mgrenier {at} compact(.)org.

Campus Compact is grateful to the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation for their support of the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows awards.