Mandee Schaub, a Pfeiffer University freshman from Bolivia, N.C., has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. She is one of 273 college students from across the country who will make up the organization’s inaugural cohort.
Ms. Schaub was chosen in recognition of her volunteer work with the Community Care Clinic in Albemarle, N.C. Through this fellowship, she hopes to work alongside the Department of Public Health and local nonprofit organizations to examine issues related to healthcare access in rural communities. Double majoring in pre-med and vocal music, Ms. Schaub plans to attend medical school after graduating from Pfeiffer and dedicate her career to providing medical care to families living in poverty.
“Mandee was chosen for the Newman Civic Fellowship as a reflection of her commitment to service and work this year with the Francis Center for Servant Leadership and the Community Care Clinic,” said Kelly Misiak, director of service scholars. “Her decision to focus on rural health care for her Fellowship project will help the Francis Center deepen existing partnerships and make new connections in the Southern Piedmont Region.”
As a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow, Ms. Schaub will be part of the first cohort to benefit from a newly redesigned fellowship. 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 exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
“The cultivation of community-committed leaders has never been more crucial,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “We rebuilt the Newman Civic Fellowship experience because our country needs more people who know how to bring communities together for positive change. We are thrilled to welcome this group of exemplary students as the first to participate in this new model.”
The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.