Newman Civic Fellows


Nine Montana college students have been named as 2021 Newman Civic Fellows. They will participate as part of a 212 student national cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2021 cohort comprises students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. Following are the Montana Fellows announced for 2021:

  • Charlene Allmer | Montana State University Billings
  • Criminal Justice with a Psychology Minor: Class of 2021
  • Jessica Brito | Montana State University
  • Mara Hanks |Flathead Valley Community College
  • Mia McKinney | University of Montana
  • Catherine Mulholland | Montana Technological University
  • Hannah Pate | Montana State University Northern
  • Sarah Parker | Rocky Mountain College
  • Savannah Vannett | University of Montana Western
  • Nolin Waterhouse | Great Falls College Montana State University
To read more about their community and campus contributions, click here.



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.


“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.”