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Ivy Tech Northeast Student Named Newman Civic Fellow

Geneva Walters, a Liberal Arts student at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization. Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier nominated Walters for the fellowship.

Walters stood out to Mosier for her work with the College administration and fellow students about at-risk students, to address challenges they face and discover ways to improve their chances to succeed academically. She helps students on academic probation and is the president of the College’s Student Government Association.

“Off campus and on, she lives her life as an example of service to others and works hard to spread the spirit of giving,” Mosier says.

Walters is one of 273 Newman Civic Fellows across the country this year and will be a part of the first cohort to benefit from a completely re-designed 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,” Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn says. “We rebuilt the Newman Civic Fellowship experience because our country needs more people who know how to bring communities together for positive change.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Learn more about Walters at