Student Life

CSU student honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

By CSU Media | March 7, 2018

Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit 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 Charleston Southern’s own Princeton McBride. 

Princeton McBride

Pictured: Princeton McBride, junior, with CSU Dean of Students Clark Carter.

McBride is a junior from Sumter, S.C., with a double major in public health and Christian studies. He is vice president of the Student Government Association, a resident assistant, active in campus ministries, and a volunteer for campus visitors learning English as a second language. He has worked with Fuge summer camps at CSU and volunteers with Charleston Star Gospel Mission and Operation Christmas Child.

President Jairy C. Hunter Jr., said, “Princeton is a model of a future civic-minded leader. His future in leadership is bright because he understands the importance of diligently serving others while maintaining a high GPA as a full-time student. We believe that one must be willing to serve before one can lead, and Princeton has certainly demonstrated his commitment to a service philosophy.”

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 postgraduate 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.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation.

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