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Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Fisher College’s own Andrew Folke.

Boston, MA May 6, 2019– Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Fisher College’s own Andrew Folke. 

Andrew, a junior at Fisher College, is an aspiring lawyer and consistent volunteer who has a strong sense of justice. A criminal justice and psychology major, Andrew feels a connection helping others. He has spent time with the DC-based nonprofit organization, Food & Friends, where he delivered meals to those suffering from illness and poverty. This time in DC inspired Andrew to reach victims suffering from injustices. To combat this, Andrew participated in the creation of the Reyets app.
 
Applicants are chosen by Campus Compact president, Andrew Seligsohn. Institutions may only apply one student who has a year left in their degree program.
 
The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
 
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and engage with such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year's Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are bringing people together in their communities to solve pressing problems. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it's what our country and our world desperately need.”
 
The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.
 
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About Campus Compact:
Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we provide professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity. Visit www.compact.org.