Newman Civic Fellows

Eight Montana college students have been named as 2019 Newman Civic Fellows. They will participate as part of a 262 national cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The fellowship honors 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 in Montana nominated a student from their institution who has demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities in Montana and throughout the world.

Following are the Montana Fellows announced for 2019:

  • Grace Cady, Flathead Valley Community College, Associate of Science; Class of 2019
  • Julius Scott, Great Falls College Montana State University, Computer Science/Programming: Class of 2022
  • Jerico Cummings, Montana State University, Sociology, Minor: Native American Studies: Class of 2020
  • Brenna Beckett, Montana State University Billings, Broadfield Science Education & Biology: Class of 2020
  • McKenna Savage, Montana Technological University, Electrical Engineering: Class of 2022
  • Jessica Novak, Rocky Mountain College, K-12 Art Education: Class of 2020
  • Daisy Ward, University of Montana, Political Science and Spanish: Class of 2020
  • Adrianna Pittman, University of Montana Western, Secondary Education, Mathematics and Bachelors of Broad Field Science Secondary Education: Class of 2023

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth . Each year, fellows are invited to a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it’s what our country and our world desperately need.”