Colby-Sawyer College sophomore Theresa Edick, a resident of Dublin, N.H., has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based not-for-profit focused on public service and higher education. Edick will receive a certificate of accomplishment and gain access to the Newman Civic Fellows online network, which will connect her to 217 other fellows from institutions around the country.
Edick majors in environmental studies with a focus on sustainability. She has been active on campus, serving as president of both the Community Service Club and Alternative Spring Break Club. An orientation leader this year, she hopes to be selected again this summer. Edick is also a Colby-Sawyer student ambassador, leading campus tours for prospective students and speaking with them and their families over lunch.
“Not only has Theresa helped to execute projects, but she has also educated her peers about the importance of giving back and making connections with others in our community,” said Julie Crisafi Lynch, parent and community partnerships coordinator at Colby-Sawyer, in nominating Edick for the fellowship. “Her positive nature rubs off on those around her.”
The Newman Civic Fellows are named for the late Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact and proponent of higher education’s role in preparing active citizens. The program has been awarded in his honor since 2011.
About Campus Compact
Campus Compact is a nonprofit coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents — representing some 6 million students — who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building community engagement into campus and academic life. For more information, visit www.compact.org.