2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Congratulations to Gettysburg College in attaining the Presidential Award for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, as one of five colleges/universities awarded in the nation.
Additionally of note, Widener University is a finalist, five PACC institutions achieved Honor Roll with Distinction and 41 PACC institutions achieved Honor Roll. As in years past, Pennsylvania has the most number of institutions recognized among the states. This underscores how deeply embedded civic and community engagement is to the core of institutions of higher education in our state. It is truly a privilege and responsibility for us all.
Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders in 36 states who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows. Nominated by their college and university presidents, these students 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.
PA Campus Compact wishes to recognize and congratulate the 15 student leaders from our state who are part of the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows class:
Brandi Loga, Alvernia University
Samyuktha Natajaran, Bryn Mawr College
Terrell Grayson, Community College of Allegheny County
Alexandra Mastro, Gannon University
Daniel Bowers, La Salle University
Lauren Fisher, Messiah College
Patricia Piazza, Montgomery County Community College
Jennifer Leedom, Moravian College
Stacy Beaty, Northampton County Area Community College
Rebecca Berkowitz, Penn State Brandywine
Brian Zuidervliet, Susquehanna University
Patrick Ammerman, Swarthmore College
Rosaline Zhang, University of Pennsylvania
Alexandra Taylor, Westminster College
Melvin Holmes, Widener University
As these students tackle community challenges, they provide fresh energy and perspective, inspire and mobilize others, and develop their own skills and potential.
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 stronger communities,” notes Campus Compact President Maureen Curley.
Newman Civic Fellow awards are made in memory of Dr. Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. 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. Frank Newman had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who want to make a difference. This class of Newman Civic Fellows embodies this spirit and dedication.
The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.
Save the date and celebrate PACC's25th Anniversary: October 23, 2013- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Registration opens May 15, 2013.
Save the date for the Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference, Moving Us Forward: Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Mission and Institutional Effectiveness: October 23-25, 2013- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Click here for more info