As of January 8, 2015 the Newman Civic Fellows Award nomination period will be open for member schools to each recognize one student who has proven themselves to be a leader among their peers. These students should have the motivation and ability to make contributions to their society by demonstrating the values of Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, which include seeking long-term solutions for social issues, engaging other student leaders, and who plan on continuing to be civically engaged with their school and community in the long-term. This is an exceptional opportunity for students to network with other leaders and to showcase their approaches to social issues. Learn more about Frank Newman and the Civic Fellows Award below, and click here to nominate a student for this award. Nominations will be accepted until March 4, 2015.
About the Award
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.
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.