MEET THE 2019 NEWMAN CIVIC FELLOWS
Campus Compact has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The cohort includes nine fellows from colleges and universities across Minnesota.
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, 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 may nominate one student who has demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country and abroad.
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 pathways to apply for 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.”
Minnesota Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following public problem solvers:
- Shamsa Ahmed, Augsburg University
- Hilda Davis, Bethel University
- Lesly Gonzalez-Barragan, College of Saint Benedict
- Ryan Perez, Macalester College
- Jason Popkin, Normandale Community College
- Michael Syverud, Saint John’s University
- Zaynab Abdi, St. Catherine University
Zaynab’s interview at our 2019 Summit
- Mohamed Mohamud, St. Cloud State University
- Robert Harper, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Andrew Spencer, University of St. Thomas
- Benjamin Ellgen, Winona State University
The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Learn more.