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Morningside College student named a Newman Civic Fellow

March 8, 2019, in Latest News

Morningside College junior Kalynn Manker from Moville, Iowa, is one of 262 college students from around the country selected by Campus Compact as a 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellow.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth. 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. Fellows also have access to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

“Kalynn is actively engaged both on and off campus as a leader,” said Morningside College President John Reynders. “She is assisting with the development of a campus civic action plan that will identify ways Morningside College can provide the best civic engagement experiences for students and help them partner with the local community.”

Manker, a 2017 graduate of Woodbury Central High School in Moville, is a political science and psychology major at Morningside. She is a member of several campus organizations, including Morningside Civic Union and the Connie Wimer Women's Leadership Program.

Campus Compact is a Boston-based national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. The fellowship is named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman.