About The Newman Civic Fellowship
Wittenberg is a member of Campus Compact, a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact builds democracy through civic education and community development.
The Newman Civic Fellowship is intended to honor the leadership legacy of Campus Compact founder Frank Newman by recognizing community-committed students who:
- Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change
- Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization
- Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement
As a member of Campus Compact, Wittenberg encourages students to be active citizens that participate in continuous community engagement as a way to fulfill their vocation. The Newman Civic Fellowship honors and encourages students to develop their skills to make social change happen.
For detailed information about the Newman Civic Fellowship, please see the Campus Compact Website.
Wittenberg's 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellow
“Gabrielle Szydlowski, a third year student at Wittenberg University, is a student leader dedicated to ensuring equitable opportunities to quality K-12 education for all students. An early childhood education major, Gabby has spent the past three years working closely with faculty mentors and classroom teachers in local schools to investigate existing access barriers for families and to develop meaningful ways to educate and mentor young children. Most recently, Gabby is interested in bottom-up approaches to improving the education system. A dedicated community volunteer, she believes you can never stop helping or learning.”
Michael Frandsen Ph.D, President, Wittenberg University