“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

The nomination period is now open for the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes community-committed students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the 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, MTCC is seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who engage in collaborative action with others in order to create long-term social change, take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization, and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement.

Each Montana Campus Compact affiliate member president or chancellor can nominate one student to become a Newman Civic Fellow, who will then represent their institution in a national group of public problem solvers. The fellowship is a one-year experience, during which time fellows have access to learning opportunities, networking events, and mentoring. 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 in building equitable communities.

The online nomination form can be found here. Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on February 1, 2018. To learn more about the fellowship, click here.

Should you have questions, please contact Josh Vanek at


In 2017, eleven students from the state of Montana were selected to be members of the 2017 Newman Civic Fellows national cohort of 273 students from Campus Compact’s nationwide affiliate institutions. Following are the 2017 winners (from top L-R in photo above right).

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