2017 Newman Civic Fellows Announced!

“The cultivation of community-committed leaders has never been more crucial…Our country needs more people who know how to bring communities together for positive change." — Andrew Seligsohn, Campus Compact President

Eleven students from the state of Montana have been selected to be members of the 2017 Newman Civic Fellows national cohort of 273 students from Campus Compact’s nationwide affiliate institutions. 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 .

The 2017 Newman Civic Fellows will be the first cohort to benefit from a completely re-designed fellowship experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. 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 students with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. “We rebuilt the Newman Civic Fellowship experience because our country needs more people who know how to bring communities together for positive change," said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligman.

Montana Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following (from top L-R in photo above):

Bobbie Alcanzo : Biology, University of Great Falls Class of 2019

Amy Blaquiere : Business (Associate of Science), Miles Community College Class of 2017

Alexis (Lexi) Brandon : Petroleum Engineering, Montana Tech Class of 2019

Cassandra Cook : Double Major-Biology and Chemistry, Minor in Physics, Rocky Mountain College Class of 2018

Jacqueline Elm : Human Studies/Social Work, Flathead Valley Community College Class of 2017

Michael Hollinger : Political Science, Montana State University, Class of 2018

Isabel Langlois : Political Science, University of Montana Class of 2018

Faith Martin : Civil Engineering Technology Montana State University Northern Class of 2018

Shayla McGregor : Elementary Education, University of Montana Western Class of 2019

Haylee Mooney : Biology (Pre-Med), Minor Political Science, Montana State University Billings Class of 2019

Kelly Taft : Political Science, History, Carroll College Class of 2018

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