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Campus Compact Announces 2020 Newman Civic Fellows

March 17, 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 Tristan Stockton, a student at the University of Montana Western.

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 internationally.

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.

Stockton is a Physical Education & Health K-12 major graduating in the Class of 2021. He is an active participant in Peers Advocating Toward Health (PATH), where he focuses on raising awareness of healthy lifestyle choices for UMW students. 

“For the past three years, he has been involved in Peers Advocating Toward Health (PATH), helping to inform Montana Western’s student body on healthy lifestyle choices. Whether he is presenting on behalf of PATH in classrooms or workshops, participating in tabling events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, assisting with Condom Bingo sexual health awareness, or helping with trivia nights for Healthy Colleges Montana, Tristan is always enthusiastic about improving the well-being of his fellow students,” Montana Western Chancellor, Beth Weatherby stated. 

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 opportunities. 

“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