Campus Compact and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Institute have named four Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows as recipients of scholarships to participate in the spring 2017 Leadership and the American Presidency Program.
Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. This year, Campus Compact partnered with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to provide dedicated scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement.
Two full scholarships and two partial scholarships were awarded to Newman Civic Fellows to support participation in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency Spring 2017 program. Campus Compact will work with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute again next fall to provide a full scholarship to one Newman Civic Fellow to support participation in the Leadership and the American Presidency Spring 2018 program.
This year’s scholarship recipients are Amy Blanchette of Bristol Community College (MA), Jonathan Mangrum of Georgia College & State University (GA), Rebekah Bolser of Miami University (OH), and Cecilia Mendez of Baruch College (NY).
Jonathan Mangrum and Amy Blanchette pictured with Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn at the National Convening of Newman Civic Fellows
Leadership and the American Presidency is a program designed to develop the next generation of citizen leaders, using the unique lens of the American presidency for students to understand their leadership journeys. During the semester, undergraduate students live, learn, and intern in Washington, DC in an immersive experiential learning environment. Students take an accredited history course through which they critically examine the leadership journeys of presidents in relation to their own lives. Students hear from leaders in the fields of business, government, and the nonprofit sectors learning lessons on leadership, while simultaneously applying all of these skills in the real world in an internship setting and in authentic course assignments. With Washington, DC, as a classroom, presidential sites are leveraged to capitalize upon the power of place, resulting in a meaningful and transformative leadership experience for students.
Contact: Kirsten Lyons
About The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses more than 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and more than 40,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and First Lady, Nancy Davis Reagan.