UB Student Earns Newman Civic Fellows Award
March 13, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
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 University of Baltimore student Mikita Thompson.
Thompson is a self-described humanitarian with a long track record of public service. Whether coaching Baltimore high school students through scholarship applications or helping her classmates at UB develop financial literacy, her goal is to guide those around her to a greater sense of empowerment.
"Ms. Thompson has a passion for financial literacy and professional development," said University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke, who nominated Thompson for the fellowship. "We are proud of the work that Mikita is doing."
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."
Learn more about Mikita Thompson.