St. Norbert College

St. Norbert College Student Named 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

St. Norbert College sophomore Elisha Jaeke (Hartford, Wis.) has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated to campus-based civic engagement. Jaeke is a biology and Spanish double major.

Jaeke is one of 268 students who were named Newman Civic Fellows in 2018. During her time at St. Norbert College, she has volunteered at medical facilities, low-income elementary schools and Hispanic resource centers. Additionally, she has engaged in public-health research and policy advocacy efforts. Jaeke is also involved in efforts to expand resources and grow the conversation about first-generation students on campus, working to address the various challenges they face.

"Elisha is passionate about fostering community and working closely with underserved populations to amplify their voices and advocate for their needs. She understands that proximity is key, but larger-scale efforts produce lasting change," said Brian Bruess, president of St. Norbert College. "The interconnectedness of humanity inspires her, and she is dedicated to listening to those around her; educating herself and others, and ultimately working toward a reality that is more inclusive, equitable and reflective of the dignity and value of each human being."

The Newman Civic Fellows Awards were created in memory of Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating change through education reform. The awards honor the achievements of undergraduate and graduate student leaders who have taken action in pursuit of long-term social change, and who engage and inspire others in their communities through service, research and advocacy. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation and the Newman's Own Foundation.

For more information on Campus Compact and the Newman Civic Fellows, visit http://www.compact.org. A full list of this year's Newman Civic Fellows can be found at http://www.compact.org/newman-civic-fellow.