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 Iowa.
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.”
Iowa Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following public problem solvers:
- Kathryn Tyykila, Buena Vista University
- Zoe Randall, Cornell College
- Shameka Brown, Drake University
- Carlos Piedrasanta, Grinnell College
- Andi Leineberg, Loras College
- Kalynn Manker, Morningside College
- Jocelyn Roof, University of Iowa
- Sashay Carroll, University of Northern Iowa
- Josh Voigt, Wartburg College
The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Learn more.