ALLIANCE, Ohio — Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 290 students who will make up the organization’s 2021-2022 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. University of Mount Union student Allison Hrovat ‘22, a psychology and sociology double major of North Royalton, Ohio, will join 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C. and Mexico to form the 2021 cohort.
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long 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.
“Allison has engaged her communities on several scales to facilitate positive change, including through leadership positions on campus, through her academic studies and engaging her elected officials,” said Mount Union President Tom Botzman his nomination letter. “She has a passion for helping others learn about food insecurity, human connection to land and empathy for the situations others' experience.”
Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides Fellows with a variety of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, fellows participate in numerous virtual training and networking opportunities to help provide them with the skills and connections they need to create large-scale positive change. The cornerstone of the fellowship is the Annual Convening of Fellows, which offers intensive skill-building and networking over the course of two days. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
"The University is pleased to work with Campus Compact and Ohio Campus Compact for many programs and we appreciate their recognition of students for their outstanding contributions," said Abby Schroeder, director of the Regula Center at Mount Union. "The resources, programs, and awards offered by Campus Compact allow us to continue expanding our civic engagement efforts.”
“We are proud to recognize these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The experience of the last year has driven home to all of us that we need open-minded, innovative, public-spirited thinkers and doers. That is what Campus Compact is about, and the stories of our Newman Civic Fellows demonstrate it's who they are.”
Learn more at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship. You can read more about each of the student leaders selected for this year’s cohort at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship/2021-2022-newman-civic-fellows.