Morningside College student named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

March 5, 2018, in Latest News

Morningside College junior Kailyn Robert from Osage City, Kan., is one of 268 college students from around the country selected by Campus Compact as a 2018 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.

“As an active member of multiple student organizations, Kailyn has quickly emerged as a student leader on campus,” said Morningside College President John Reynders. “She has played significant roles in several campus-wide events, such as the annual voter registration drive, poverty simulations, and Morningside Stand Against Sex Trafficking. Her efforts have made a significant, positive difference on campus and in the larger Sioux City community.”

Robert, a 2016 graduate of Osage City High School, is a political science, international affairs and philosophy major at Morningside. She is a member of several campus organizations, including Morningside Civic Union, the Morningside Mock Trial Team, the Connie Wimer Women's Leadership Program and Omicron Delta Kappa.

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.