2021 Newman Civic Fellows Announced

April 27, 2021

Campus Compact Announces 2021 Newman Civic Fellows

212 students honored for their commitment to solving public problems

BOSTON, Mass. – March 1, 2021 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit
organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the students who will make up the organization’s 2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2021 cohort comprises 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico.

The 2021-2022 cohort of Fellows includes students from 14 institutions across Ohio. Ohio Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following students who have been named Newman Civic Fellows public problem solvers:

  • Baldwin Wallace University: Madina Mahmoud
  • Bowling Green State University: Anthony King
  • Defiance College: Kelsie Shafer
  • Denison University: Tait Ferguson
  • John Carroll University: Mary Sessions
  • Kent State University: Makayla Sejat
  • Muskingum University: Lorene Kelley
  • Oberlin College & Conservatory: Iesha-LaShay Phillips
  • Ohio University: Micaela Beatham-García
  • University of Cincinnati: Sai Reddy
  • University of Dayton: Ryan Greensfelder
  • University of Mount Union: Allison Hrovat
  • Wittenberg University: Sophie Ouellette-Wade
  • Xavier University: Noor El-Ansary

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.
Fellows from Ohio also have access to opportunities through Ohio Campus Compact throughout the upcoming year.
“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.”
Learn more at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship. You can read more about each of the student leaders selected for this year’s cohort here.