Northampton Community College Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Daniel Stevens is one of 262 students in the nation selected for the honor

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Northampton Community College’s (NCC) own Daniel Stevens.

As an environmental science/biological science major, Daniel Stevens has been a strong advocate for environmental causes since he was a young child. Stevens has been asking questions and looking for ways to conserve water since that time.

“Dan’s passion for the environment has manifested itself in his numerous activities at NCC. He is the president of the Outdoors Club, past vice president and current associate officer of the Science Club, and involved in many other clubs,” says Dr. Mark Erickson, president of NCC.  “In addition, he is the recipient of the National Engaged Leader Award; member of the National Society for Leadership and Success, and also found time to attend an educational expedition to Colombia. We are very proud of all that he has accomplished, and congratulate him on the distinguished honor of being named a Newman Civic Fellow."

The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth for students who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in solving public problems. 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 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.