Newman Civic Fellow Receives Exclusive Scholarship Congratulations to Jennifer Wess!!
Nazareth College student Jennifer Wess, a current Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow, is spending the early part of her summer in the nation’s capital as the recipient of an exclusive scholarship. She is one of only five Newman Civic Fellows who earned a scholarship to support her participation in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute's Leadership and the American Presidency Summer 2017 program. Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) is a program designed to develop the next generation of citizen leaders. In the LTAP program, students take an accredited course grounded in real history where they critically examine the leadership journeys of presidents in relation to their own lives. Students hear from real leaders in the fields of business, government, and the nonprofit sectors learning lessons on leadership, while simultaneously applying all of these skills in the real world in an internship setting and in authentic course assignments. Utilizing Washington, DC as a classroom, presidential sites are leveraged to capitalize upon power of place, resulting in a meaningful and transformative leadership experience for students.
Campus Compact's Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community- committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. A shared mission of fostering student civic learning and problem solving unites Campus Compact and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, who partner to provide dedicated scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement. Learn more about Jennifer Wess
Congratulations to the 2017 Newman Civic Fellows!Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 273 students who will make up the organization's 2017 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
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.
"The cultivation of community-committed leaders has never been more crucial," said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. "We rebuilt the Newman Civic Fellowship experience because our country needs more people who know how to bring communities together for positive change. We are thrilled to welcome this group of 273 exemplary students as the first cohort to participate in this new model."
The 2017 cohort of Fellows includes 23 fellows from NYS. New York Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following public problem solvers:
The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman's Own Foundation.
Congratulations to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Recipients!
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. The Honor Roll's Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning, and civic engagement.
CNCS has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact, and the Interfaith Youth Core.
Below are the recipients of the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll from New York State (Bold red indicates NYCC member):
General Community Service
Honor Roll with Distinction:
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
New York Law School
New York University
St. John's University
SUNY at Fredonia
SUNY College at Oswego
Alfred State College
Berkeley College - New York
Buffalo State College
Fashion Institute of Technology
Le Moyne College
Long Island University
Long Island University- LIU Post
Metropolitan College of New York
Monroe Community College
Morrisville State College
Onondaga Community College
Queensborough Community College
Sarah Lawrence College
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stony Brook University
SUNY at Binghamton
SUNY at Oneonta
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
Congratulations to the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows!! New York has the most 2016 Newman Civic Fellows out of the entire Campus Compact network!!
Congratulations to the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows from NYCC member campuses!! NYCC has 20 Newman Civic Fellows this year- the most out of the entire Campus Compact Network! Way to go NY! Thank you to our member presidents for nominating these exceptional students!
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can-and does-play in building a better world. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.
Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. Newman Civic Fellows awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. Frank Newman’s leadership was selfless, optimistic, and determined, spanning an incredible career of more than five decades. At the core of Dr. Newman’s leadership was a belief in the power of individuals to make a difference and in the power of connection with others. Newman Civic Fellows form a unique network of leaders who will inspire and keep hope alive for one another during college and afterward, as the network expands exponentially each year. Frank Newman had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who want to make a difference. The Newman Civic Fellows are reflections and affirmations of his life’s work. Learn more about Frank Newman .
New York 2016 Newman Civic Fellows: (learn more about each Newman Civic Fellow by clicking their name)
Perdita Das joined New York Campus Compact on November 23rd, 2015 and will be supporting a cohort of 16 AmeriCorps VISTA members serving all across New York State. She will coordinate professional development for the VISTAs, collect and disseminate information about NYCC VISTA projects and assist in enhancing VISTA project stability and sustainability. Perdita is no stranger to the Campus Compact family, having previously served as a VISTA Leader for North Carolina and a VISTA for Connecticut Campus Compacts. Originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, she moved to the United States with her family in 2008 and received both her B.S. and M.B.A degrees in International Business from the University of Bridgeport. Perdita has always been involved in her communities through various volunteer activities but was inspired to pursue a career focusing on the role of higher education institutions in community engagement through her role as a Graduate Assistant in the office of Campus Activities and Community Services office at the University of Bridgeport.
We look forward to working with Perdita this year! Welcome Perdita!
President of University at Albany Named to National Campus Compact Board
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Robert Jones is president of the University at Albany
Robert Jones, University at Albany president, has been named to the board of Campus Compact, a coalition of presidents focused on the civic purposes of higher education.
More than 1,100 college and university presidents are involved with the nonprofit Campus Contact that works to deepen higher education's ability to improve community life and educate student on civic responsibility.
Jones has made improving community engagement one of his top four priorities since he joined UAlbany in 2013. The school enrolls more than 17,000 students and is the largest public university in the region.
Jones' other priorities include the expansion of academic programs, recruiting more out-of-state and international students and and increase the university's financial resources.
He will serve a three-year term on the Campus Compact board.