CONWAY, Ark. (March
6, 2020) — 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 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
The 2020 cohort—the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—includes
Hendrix College student Olivia “Livi” Moore ’21 of Sherwood, Arkansas.
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
Moore is an
interdisciplinary studies major focusing on health economics. She currently
holds an internship at Health Scope Benefits, a United Health Group company,
and as someone with a genetic disorder, she leverages her role as vice president
of the Hendrix Disability Awareness Club to promote self-advocacy while
engaging with communities experiencing healthcare shortages. Moore has a deep
interest in access to healthcare, and conducts research on primary care shortages
in Arkansas through the ENACT Labor Network, with the goal of improving
healthcare access in rural communities.
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.
“Livi not only
strives to develop herself more fully but also supports and advocates for
others to develop themselves more fully,” wrote Hendrix College President W.
Ellis Arnold III in his letter nominating Moore for the fellowship. “Livi
embodies the purpose of the College in her academic, co-curricular, and
professional development activities.”
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
“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 and Newman’s Own Foundation.
Learn more at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship.
About Campus Compact
Campus Compact is
a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public
purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in
fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve
community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As
the largest 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.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal
arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns
recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is
featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change
the Way You Think About Colleges.
Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix
as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876,
Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To
learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.