Partnership leads to new scholarship opportunities for Newman Civic Fellows

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.

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 2016 National Convening of Newman Civic Fellows Convening
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
klyons {at} compact(.)org

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.

About Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a national network of more than 1000 member campuses advancing the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the only 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.

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