Eight Kentucky University Students Awarded the Newman Civic Fellowship

March 5, 2019

March 05, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tori Vogelgesang

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Eight Kentucky University Students Awarded the Newman Civic Fellowship

Students from around the Commonwealth selected to join a national cohort of fellows


Highland Heights, KY. – May 31, 2019 – Kentucky Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following public problem solvers from the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship cohort sponsored by institutions within the Commonwealth of Kentucky: Shyelia “Shy” Bowers (Berea College), Becca Broda (Bellarmine University), Katherine Diaz Garcia (Centre College), Alexus Loyd (Kentucky State University), Jessica Shelton (Kentucky Wesleyan College), Kennedy Selbe (Lindsey Wilson College), Jarett Lopez (Northern Kentucky University), and Kaitlyn Frick (University of Kentucky).

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.  The 2019-2020 cohort was announced March 6, made up of 262 individuals from across America and the world. The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, Fellows are invited to a national conference of their peers in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. Fellows from Kentucky will also be invited to a gathering held by the Kentucky Campus Compact.

“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it’s what our country and our world desperately need.”


About Kentucky Campus Compact: Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC) is a statewide coalition of Kentucky college and university presidents and their institutions, both public and private. KyCC was created in 2005 and opened its doors for operation in January 2006. KyCC is a statewide chapter of the national Campus Compact organization, which boasts close to 1,100 members since its founding in 1985.  Kentucky Campus Compact is housed on the campus of Northern Kentucky University NKU is the fiscal agent for KyCC and provides payroll, accounting, human resource, and IT services.