March 5, 2018
Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Montana Western student, Caitlyn Corso.
Caitlyn Corso, a junior at the University of Montana Western, is active in youth, senior and women’s programs in the town of Dillon, Mont. While in high school, she participated in her community’s Serving and Volunteering Youth (SAVY) program and attended the Montana Behavioral Initiative conference in Billings, Mont. in 2015, where she was a keynote speaker on “real-life” heroes.
According to Montana Western Chancellor Beth Weatherby, “Caitlyn is inspired to support those who struggle with life complexities, and seeks opportunities to volunteer for projects that influence individual lives and social justice.”
Corso currently supports seniors at an assisted living center by engaging in community activities with them, and serves young women as a mentor at the Women’s Resource Community Support Center in Dillon, Mont.
The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities, including a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The fellowship also provides fellows with access to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and engage with such an extraordinary group of students,” said Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are bringing people together in their communities to solve pressing problems. 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.