Newman Civic Fellows Named

March 15, 2020

Campus Compact is proud to recognize the 290 students who will make up the 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. The 2020 cohort—the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—comprises 290 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., Greece, Lebanon, and Mexico.

Campus Compact for Southern New England is excited to congratulate the following 31 Fellows from Southern New England

Luckario Alcide (Fairfield University)
Glendy Alvarez (Stonehill College)
Keyri Ambrocio (University of New Haven)
Krystle Bedrick (Quinsigamond Community College)
Cameron Costa (Bristol Community College)
Courtney Crowley (Bridgewater State University)
Eva Danielson (Wheaton College)
Liam Elkind (Yale University)
Marley Friedrick (Holyoke Community College)
Melissa Gurzenda (Bryant University)
Michael Hernández (University of Connecticut)
Naotaro Kato (Brown University)
Deborah Lopez (Providence College)
Nelson Martinez De Los Santos (College of the Holy Cross)
Kathleen McGarry (Smith College)
Ann Monk (Connecticut College)
Courtney Morin (Northern Essex Community College)
Naomi Nakamura (Merrimack College)
Alexandra Obiurka (The University of Rhode Island)
Aimee Oulellet (Mount Wachusett Community College)
Nidhi Patel (Harvard University)
Shaniah Prosper (Simmons University)
Danelia Ramirez Aguilar (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Abigail Salvucci (Framingham State University)
William Scanlan (Salem State University)
Tiana Starks (Trinity College)
Aubrey Strong (Tunxis Community College)
Maggie Sullivan (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
Nickoliss Twohads (Bunker Hill Community College)
Lidya Woldeyesus (Tufts University)
Eden Zaleski (Salve Regina University)

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

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. In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors may nominate one student from their institution for the fellowship.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides the students with a variety of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, Fellows are invited to a national, in-person conference of Newman Civic Fellows and participate in numerous virtual training and networking opportunities. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. Fellows from state/region also have access to (insert state/regional Compact-specific programming for fellows, if applicable)

“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.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation. Learn more at