Five 2017 Fellows Awarded Exclusive Scholarship

April 28, 2017

Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community- committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. A shared mission of fostering student civic learning and problem solving unites Campus Compact and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, who partner to provide dedicated scholarships to Newman Civic Fellows for their demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement.

Two full scholarships and three partial scholarships were awarded to Newman Civic Fellows to support participation in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Leadership and the American Presidency Fall 2017 program.

Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) is a program designed to develop the next generation of citizen leaders. In the LTAP program, students take an accredited course grounded in real history where they critically examine the leadership journeys of presidents in relation to their own lives. Students hear from real leaders in the fields of business, government, and the nonprofit sectors learning lessons on leadership, while simultaneously applying all of these skills in the real world in an internship setting and in authentic course assignments. Utilizing Washington, DC as a classroom, presidential sites are leveraged to capitalize upon power of place, resulting in a meaningful and transformative leadership experience for students. The Leadership and the American Presidency program is co-sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.

Campus Compact and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute congratulate the Fall semester’s Leadership and the American Presidency program scholarship recipients:

Alexis Lenderman

Western Michigan University

Cory Ott

Stevenson University

Erick Jenkins

East Carolina University

Christina Chin

Greenfield Community College

Cristian Ramos

University of North Georgia

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 40,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan.

Campus Compact is a national network of more than 1000 member campuses advancing the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we provide professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity.

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