Campus Compact Announces 2023 Newman Civic Fellows

154 students honored for their commitment to solving public problems

Campus Compact has named 154 student civic leaders from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to the 2023 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who stand out for their commitment to creating positive change in communities locally and around the world. Fellows are nominated by Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors, who are invited to select one outstanding student from their campus each year.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact will provide these students with a year of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, fellows participate in numerous virtual training and networking opportunities to help provide them with the skills and connections they need to create large-scale positive change. The cornerstone of the fellowship is the Annual Convening of Newman Civic Fellows, which offers intensive in-person skill-building and networking over the course of two days. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

The fellowship is named for the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.

“We are honored to recognize such an outstanding group of community-committed students,” said Campus Compact President Bobbie Laur. “One of the best parts of the Newman Civic Fellowships is the richness of students’ perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds—and how these varied stories all led to their passionate engagement with the social, political, and environmental issues impacting our world. These students will be the catalysts for change on many levels, and we are privileged to help empower them to create that change.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship will serve as an anchor program for Campus Compact’s expanded body of student-facing work, which will begin later this year. New programs offered by Campus Compact will seek to directly support student leadership both within and outside of the Newman Civic Fellowship, building capacity for student-led change and collective impact.

Campus Compact is grateful to Lumina Foundation for its support of the Annual Convening of Newman Civic Fellows and its commitment to empowering students to be leaders in our communities. Learn more about the fellowship at

2023-2024 Newman Fellows

Learn more about the 2023-2024 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows and click the link to read their stories!

Aaliyah BrooksManchester Community College

Aaliyah HowardCentral Michigan University

Aaliyah MooreBates College

Abigail FarisUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha

Adalheid (Heidi) CrumWest Virginia University

Adlemy Abigail Estrada QuiñonezUniversidad de Monterrey

Adriana MontoyaTexas State University

Aeden KennedySUNY Broome Community College

Alanna ShermanWhitman College

Alex EdgarUniversity of California-Berkeley

Alexander EddyElmhurst College

Alexandra "Zandy" WongJohns Hopkins University

Alexandra AlcantarNorthern Illinois University

Alexandra LaBrakeUniversity of New Hampshire-Main Campus

Alexandra PapatheodorouHellenic American University

Amy Lorentzos-LoboCitadel Military College of South Carolina

Anaya SpencerKent State University at Kent

Andrea RiveraFranklin Pierce University

Angel YoungAugsburg University

Angelynn JimenezCity Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

Anita GándaraMonmouth College

Anum MerchantUniversity of Richmond

Areeb HasanSaint Louis University

Ashley TillmanFurman University

Audrey DellaBarbaSaint Anselm College

Axel HawkinsGeorgia College & State University

Aylon GipsonMorehouse College

Azusena HernandezMaryville College

Benjamin MurphyColorado College

Brelynn BilleUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison

Brianna JalbertSaint Joseph's College of Maine

Camille BrockIthaca College

Carlos ArevaloOklahoma State University Institute of Technology

Caroline LeonardUniversity of Mississippi

Cassie MohrOhio State University-Main Campus

Celestina HertzAlverno College

Chekwube OkunowoDrew University

Cherie LongSaginaw Valley State University

Cherin RussellUniversity of Kansas

Christopher PrymusTunxis Community College

Colin RubrightThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

Corinne CloutierPlymouth State University

Cuca Ramirez MirandaThe University of the South

Dan HarveyGreat Falls College Montana State University

Daniela ChavezUniversity of Denver

Danny BeanWittenberg University

Dasia BandyGeorge Washington University

DeAndre JohnsonStanford University

Derek ConnerFlathead Valley Community College

Elexis HubbardUniversity of Missouri-St Louis

Elizabeth KellerMount Saint Joseph University

Ella BurrowsFort Hays State University

Emma CepekMuskingum University

Eva NgonoSt Catherine University

Felisa Ojadi-KediguiBristol Community College

Gent HaviariUniversity of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Giulia MatteucciLafayette College

Grant PittsUniversity of Wisconsin-Parkside

Halle GenslerBerea College

Hanna ShailerMount Wachusett Community College

Harry HouSwarthmore College

Haydyn HudnallUniversity of Central Arkansas

Heily RivasMassachusetts College of Art and Design

Ian HopkinsConnecticut College

Jacob J. FlemingSr.SUNY Buffalo State

Jacob MartinMorningside College

Jacqueline CampbellFairfield University

Jai Kozar-LewisMichigan State University

Jakob LucasDenison University

James HardyUniversity of Dayton

James HarrisUniversity of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Jessalin Dock-BarnesHamline University

Jessika Crockett-MurphyStonehill College

Jiseon (Alice) ImBrown University

Joe SawmaAdelphi University

Jordan BranchMillersville University of Pennsylvania

Joshua HonakerOhio Northern University

Judy ZhouGeorgetown University

Karla Mercado DoradoMarymount University

Kayla WalkerUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte

Kayla YoungLindsey Wilson College

Kaylee Ann RiesBowling Green State University-Main Campus

Kelly MintoMott Community College

Kelly PilotteNHTI-Concord's Community College

Kendall StokesMontana State University Billings

Kenia SanchezFarmingdale State College

Kennedy KeyMedical College of Wisconsin

Keyra Espinoza ArroyoUniversity of Miami

Kyle ThallerUniversity of Lynchburg

Lauren FunkeCollege of Saint Benedict

Lauryn WangUniversity of California-Los Angeles

Lexi GauseUniversity of Northern Iowa

Logan GrayDefiance College

Louhelaine LegrosUniversity of Massachusetts-Boston

Louis FowlerGreat Bay Community College

Luca Makarushka-NappWorcester Polytechnic Institute

Lucy SwensonCentre College

Madalyn PetersonWinona State University

Marguerite StoffelDrake University

Melina CruzJohn Carroll University

Melissa RamirezMontana State University

Menasha ThomasBarnard College

Mia Strubell IramCarleton College

Mikayla PaquetteTufts University

Mitzy Duarte ChavarinBridgewater State University

Morgan DubaySalve Regina University

Naleigha EvansSimmons University

Nathan FrancisUniversity of Mary Washington

Naya WelcherSpelman College

Nayle GarcesLoras College

Nicole MankeLewis University

Nicole ViloriaMiami Dade College

Nina DeMiltaNazareth College

Om ManghaniUniversity of Pennsylvania

Paige BrenneckeWestminster College

Paola PerezCalifornia State University-Northridge

Parwinder SinghOhio University-Main Campus

Paul NguyenMacalester College

Phoebe WilliamsIllinois College

Phoenix HanrattyBellarmine University

Priya ThelapurathHarvard University

Rachel MarchantThe University of Montana-Western

Rachel PaulUniversity of North Florida

Rafael MonteroHaverford College

Reggie WilcoxJames Madison University

Respect DjungaBethel University

Robert HuttigSalem State University

Sagelyn BudyNorthwestern Oklahoma State University

Sam SullivanThe University of Montana

Samantha PalermoDartmouth College

Samaria DellorsoBrandeis University

Sanya DhamaPitzer College

Sarah Dominic-CluckCalifornia State University-Sacramento

Sarah DowneyProvidence College

Sarah PachanoNorthern Essex Community College

Shaunice AfriyiebCollege of the Holy Cross

Shermica DunbarUniversity of South Carolina Beaufort

Shivapriya ("Priya") Sudhakaran NairMiddlebury College

Steven PorterStanbridge University

Susana Olivo SandovalUniversity of North Georgia

Sydney BuiUniversity of San Diego

Sydney LehrerRaritan Valley Community College

Tzetzangare Rosas-PerezOberlin College

Vaishnavi "Vishy" KandalaTulane University of Louisiana

Valentine ThomasBarry University

Viet-Hung NguyenUniversity of San Francisco

Wesley KirchnerSaint Johns University

Xavier MercadoTrinity College

Yana TartakovskiyUniversity of Connecticut

Yash JaniMercer University

Yoselin KearneyJuniata College

Yunge XiaoUniversity of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Zachary EhrlichUniversity of Central Florida

Zarah VidriezcaUniversity of La Verne