Rose State College Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow Published April 18, 2019

Amanda PierceCampus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Rose State’s own Amanda Pierce. 

Pierce, a 2017 graduate of Tecumseh High School, is studying Psychology with plans to transfer to the University of Central Oklahoma. Pierce’s goal is to pursue a career as a licensed counselor. 

“I think being a part of the President’s Leadership Class at Rose has made all the difference,” said Pierce. “I have been given opportunities to grow as a person, as well as a student. Being a Newman Civic Fellow has been an amazing and surreal experience.” 

“Throughout her time at Rose State College, Amanda has moved from a shy student to a strong force on the campus,” said Dr. Jeanie Webb, President of Rose State College. “She is a student who leads by quiet example and uses her intelligence, her ambition, and her passion to support and advocate for issues that are close to her heart and tied closely to the communities in which she is involved.” 

The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth for students who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in solving public problems. 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 post-graduate opportunities. 

“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year's Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond. 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. Learn more at