Nominations are now open for Campus Compact’s 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. Presidents and chancellors of Campus Compact member institutions are encouraged submit nominations based on motivation and ability in public leadership.
The award is open to undergraduate or graduate students who are proven leaders with both the motivation and the ability to make substantial contributions toward solving public problems. They will have taken action in pursuit of long-term positive social change. Each member president and chancellor can nominate one student to become a Newman Civic Fellow who will then represent their school in a national group of student leaders.
About the Newman Civic Fellow Award
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.