UIC Student Featured as Newman Fellow


UIC Student Featured as Newman Fellow

Chicago native and UIC senior Alexis Smyser was one of 5 students from colleges in Illinois who were selected as 2017-2018 Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact. A national organization of university presidents that is committed to the civic mission of higher education, Campus Compact honors students from around the country through the Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship "recognizes and supports the next generation of public problem solvers."

Selected because of her demonstrated commitment to serving her community, Alexis has received training and resources through the Fellowship to support her efforts to create social change. She has worked to bring ideas and practices of urban planning to youth in the community, and increase awareness of urban planning as a profession.

Alexis was recently featured by Illinois Campus Compact, the state chapter of Campus Compact, for the work she has been doing as a Newman Civic Fellow.

Read more about her story and her work here.