Campus Compact Partners with Council on Foundations for Special Conversation between Foundation & Higher Education Leaders

At a special pre-conference session at the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Campus Compact and the Council on Foundations convened higher education and community foundation leaders for a conversation about the importance of place-based higher education and philanthropic institutions collaborating to create our next generation of civic leaders and philanthropists. “Building Collaboration: A Conversation for Foundation and Higher Education Leaders” featured successful partnerships between community foundations and colleges that focus on innovative ways to increase access to higher education, build public and philanthropic leadership, and impact communities. Campus  Compact members Binghamton University (NY), Jackson College (MI), University of Akron, and Wagner College (NY) showcased their work alongside…

2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award Winner

September 5, 2014

Campus Compact has chosen Leda Cooks, Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The Ehrlich Award is given annually to recognize one senior faculty member for exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good. The award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. “Through the Ehrlich Award, we celebrate faculty who have made major contributions to higher education’s commitment to civic engagement and community-based learning,” says Campus Compact president Andrew J. Seligsohn. “We are proud to recognize the depth of…

Campus Compact Receives $150,000 Grant from KPMG Foundation

Three-year commitment will provide continued funding for recognition of engaged student and faculty leaders Boston, MA – Campus Compact, a coalition of 1,100 college and university presidents committed to educating students for active citizenship and building strong communities, has secured funding through 2018 from the KPMG Foundation. This $50,000 per year grant will be used to support the Compact’s work in recognizing civically engaged students and faculty leaders through the Newman Civic Fellows Award and the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. “These leaders exemplify the role higher education plays in building a better world, and Campus Compact is pleased…

Campus Compact Appoints Andrew Seligsohn as Fifth President

Boston, MA — The Campus Compact Board of Directors announced today that Dr. Andrew Seligsohn has been appointed the next president of the organization, effective June 2014.  He succeeds Maureen F. Curley who is retiring after serving in the role since 2006. Seligsohn currently serves as Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement and Strategic Planning at Rutgers University–Camden. As president, Seligsohn will oversee the nation’s largest national organization dedicated to civic engagement in higher education.  Campus Compact has more than 1,100 national and international member institutions with 34 state affiliates.  Headquartered in Boston, Campus Compact has a long tradition of leadership…

Campus Compact Announces New Chair of National Board

Dr. Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College, to assume leadership at pivotal moment for organization Boston, MA — Dr. Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College, has been named chairman of the board of Campus Compact, the nonprofit coalition of 1,100 college and university presidents committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.  Dr. Guarasci assumes his post from outgoing chair Dr. James B. Dworkin, chancellor of Purdue University North Central on July 1, 2014. “It is an honor to serve on the Campus Compact board, and to have the privilege to work as its chair at a pivotal moment…

Campus Compact Honors 197 Community-Engaged College Students as Newman Civic Fellows for 2014

College and University presidents from 36 states nominate student leaders representing the next generation of civic leaders Boston, MA – From across the country, college and university presidents ⎯ all members of Campus Compact ⎯ have nominated promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community to be Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation.  Through service, research, and advocacy, these 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. As these students…

Ford Supports Community-Based Student Learning at Nine Colleges and Universities with $225,000 in Grants

Ford Motor Company Fund awards $225,000 in Ford College Community Challenge grants to nine universities and colleges to support the growing trend of service learning on campus The grants will support a variety of student-led projects including development of a mobile app for food banks, rainwater collection systems, urban gardens and diabetes education Campus Compact, the nation’s only organization supporting campus-based civic engagement, partnered with Ford Fund as part of its mission to promote public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills   DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 5, 2013 – Ford Motor Company Fund is awarding $225,000 in Ford College…

Campus Compact President Receives Honorary Doctorate from Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  Maureen F. Curley, president of Campus Compact, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Hobart and William Smith Colleges for her dedication to advancing campus-based service, service learning, and civic engagement. “In addition to her significant contributions in the civic engagement field, Maureen serves as a powerful example to our graduating seniors of the opportunities made possible through an HWS degree and the many pathways to a life of consequence,” explained President Mark D. Gearan. “It is truly an honor to receive this degree.  Hobart William Smith Colleges is a leader in its commitment to community engagement and…

Professor Richard Battistoni of Providence College Granted the 2013 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Campus Compact has chosen Richard Battistoni, Professor of Political Science and Public and Community Service Studies and Director, Feinstien Institute for Public Service at Providence College, RI to receive the 2013 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.  The Ehrlich Award is given annually to recognize one senior, tenured faculty member for exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good. “We seek out faculty who are champions for fostering their institution’s commitment to civic engagement and community-based learning,” explain Campus Compact president Maureen Curley. “We are proud to recognize Professor Battistoni’s depth of…

Campus Compact Honors 181 Community-Engaged College Students as Newman Civic Fellows

Students from 36 states recognized as next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders Boston, MA – Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders 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. As these students tackle community challenges, they provide fresh energy and perspective, inspire and mobilize others, and develop their own skills…

Lilly Endowment Inc. Awards Three-Year Grant for Indiana Campus Compact

Funding will create high impact projects to benefit Indiana communities and college students INDIANAPOLIS – Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a three-year $900,000 grant to the Indiana University Foundation on behalf of Indiana Campus Compact, a consortium of more than 40 Indiana college and university campuses committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. This funding will enable Indiana Campus Compact to create and support programs that offer service-learning opportunities to Indiana college students, deepen students’ commitment to community service, and provide them with valuable job-related skills. “As Indiana Campus Compact celebrates 20 years of advancing citizenship and service…

501 Campus Compact Members Included in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll of 690

Boston, MA — Five members of Campus Compact have been named winners of the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Among the 14 finalists, 11 are Compact members. All told, 501 members were named to the President’s Honor Roll including the five winners and 14 finalists. Seventy-two percent of the institutions recognized on the Honor Roll are Campus Compact members. “The recognition of such a high percentage of our members by such an elite distinction validates that our mission of deepening civic engagement is absolutely the right path for us to be taking.  It re-energizes us to do…

Campus Compact Identifies Emergence of “Engaged Learning Economies” at U.S. Colleges & Universities

Press Release from October 16, 2012 “Boston, MA – A report by Campus Compact defines a new concept in civic engagement on college campuses called Engaged Learning Economies.  Initiatives at US colleges and universities, which utilize common strategies to merge civic engagement with economic development through strategic partnerships, create Engaged Learning Economies, according to the report. In  “Engaged Learning Economies: Aligning Civic Engagement and Economic Development in Community-Campus Partnerships,” the authors report that by strategically aligning these two types of activities, campuses are having a positive impact on both student learning at these institutions and economic development in local communities…

Campus Compact Honors 162 Community-Engaged College Students As Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact has named 162 students from 32 states as Newman Civic Fellows for 2012. The award honors inspiring college student leaders who have invested their time and energy in finding solutions for significant economic and social challenges that face communities throughout the country. Boston, MA – From across the country, college and university presidents all members of Campus Compact have nominated promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community to be Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research, and advocacy, these Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes…

Newman Civic Fellows 2011 Announced

View the Newman Civic Fellows 2011 Press Release here.  To view more information about the Fellows, please visit our 2011 Newman Civic Fellows page.

The Future of Higher Education and Our Communities

The inaugural Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit will bring together community partners and administrators, faculty, staff, and students from 42 Indiana colleges and universities. Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana Campus Compact is hosting a two-day summit for college and university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and their community partners to address engagement between campuses and communities. The Summit includes a luncheon discussion with national, state, and local leaders, an awards reception and ceremony, and interactive workshop tracks tailored to each constituent group. The gathering will take place in Indianapolis on March 31st – April 1st, 2011, at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel…

Press Release: The Buick Achievers Scholarship

This scholarship, funded by the GM Foundation, is designed to help students who are leaders in both the classroom and their communities, but who may not have the financial means to attend college. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award: Up to $25,000 per year for 100 students $2,000 per year for 1,000 students We encourage students to apply who… Will be enrolling full-time as a first-time freshman at a 4-year college or university. Plan to major in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or Design. Have an interest in a career in the…

Press Release: University Presidents from Iowa and San Diego Join Campus Compact National Board

Boston, MA — Two nationally-recognized university presidents have been named to the Board of Campus Compact — a nonprofit coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents representing some 6 million students — who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. The two new Board members are Mary E. Lyons, PhD, president of the University of San Diego, and Sally Mason, PhD, president of The University of Iowa. They join a distinguished group of leaders from across the country representing all segments of higher education as well as the philanthropic and business communities. The Board guides…

SouthCoast Serves Announces UMass Dartmouth Student Leaders in Service

Press Release October 27, 2010 Contact: Sarah Coyne, AmeriCorps*VISTA UMass Dartmouth 508-999-8932 / scoyne {at} umassd(.)edu SouthCoast Serves is pleased to introduce our  AmeriCorps Student Leaders in Service.  Funded by a $5000 grant through Massachusetts Campus Compact, five UMass Dartmouth students will work with five SouthCoast Serves partners on various community projects which will benefit the South Coast region from October 2010 until May 2011.   Each student has committed to serve 300 hours with their host sites and in exchange, as AmeriCorps members, they will each receive a $1,000 education award. Matt Kennedy is a senior at UMass Dartmouth majoring in…

Press Release: Campus Compact Draws Promising Connection Between Civic Engagement and College Access/Success

October 28, 2010 Campus Compact Draws Promising Connection Between Civic Engagement and College Access/Success A new white paper from the non-profit organization Campus Compact provides compelling evidence that college students who participate in civic engagement and service-learning activities earn higher grade point averages and have a better chance of staying in college and earning degrees. Boston, MA — A new white paper from Campus Compact provides compelling evidence that college students who participate in civic engagement and service-learning activities, earn higher grade point averages and are more likely to complete their college degree. Further, “A Promising Connection: Increasing College Access…

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