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2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Congratulations to Gettysburg College in attaining the Presidential Award for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, as one of five colleges/universities awarded in the nation. 

Additionally of note, Widener University is a finalist, five PACC institutions achieved Honor Roll with Distinction and 41 PACC institutions achieved Honor Roll. As in years past, Pennsylvania has the most number of institutions recognized among the states. This underscores how deeply embedded civic and community engagement is to the core of institutions of higher education in our state. It is truly a privilege and responsibility for us all. 

2013 Honor Roll - PACC Institutions

2013 Honor Roll 

 

2013 Newman Civic Fellows

Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders in 36 states 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.

PA Campus Compact wishes to recognize and congratulate the 15 student leaders from our state who are part of the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows class:

Brandi Loga, Alvernia University

Samyuktha Natajaran, Bryn Mawr College

Terrell Grayson, Community College of Allegheny County

Alexandra Mastro, Gannon University

Daniel Bowers, La Salle University

Lauren Fisher, Messiah College

Patricia Piazza, Montgomery County Community College

Jennifer Leedom, Moravian College

Stacy Beaty, Northampton County Area Community College

Rebecca Berkowitz, Penn State Brandywine

Brian Zuidervliet, Susquehanna University

Patrick Ammerman, Swarthmore College

Rosaline Zhang, University of Pennsylvania

Alexandra Taylor, Westminster College

Melvin Holmes, Widener University

As these students tackle community challenges, they provide fresh energy and perspective, inspire and mobilize others, and develop their own skills and potential.

Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic 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.

“These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building stronger communities,” notes Campus Compact President Maureen Curley.

Newman Civic Fellow awards are made in memory of Dr. Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. At the core of Dr. Newman’s leadership was a belief in the power of individuals to make a difference and in the power of connection with others. Frank Newman had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who want to make a difference. This class of Newman Civic Fellows embodies this spirit and dedication.

The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.

For a full list of the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows, please go to: http://www.compact.org/initiatives/awards-programs/the-frank-newman-leadership-award/the-2013-newman-civic-fellows/