Campus Compact Announces 2018 Newman Civic Fellows - NJCU Student Selected for Honor

Campus Compact Announces 2018 Newman Civic Fellows - NJCU Student Selected for Honor

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

The 2018 cohort of Fellows includes Sergio Crespo, a junior chemistry major at New Jersey City University.

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 and a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. 

In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are annually invited to nominate one community-committed student from their institution for the fellowship. These nominees are individuals who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country and abroad.

Crespo is the Founder and President of the NJCU Dreamers organization, a member of the Honors Program, and a regular participant in a majority of the NJCU Center for Community Service projects and initiatives.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides students with pathways to exclusive scholarships and post-graduate opportunities. Fellows from the Garden State will also be invited to act in an advisory capacity for NJCC’s Changebuilders project.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and engage with such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are bringing people together in their communities to solve pressing problems. This is what Campus Compact is about, and it’s what our country and our world desperately need.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.