Chatham Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Chatham University student, Alex Ferrer ’20, has been selected to Campus Compact’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, 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.

Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Alex is a junior majoring in Policy Studies. Active on campus, Alex serves as the Executive Vice President for Chatham Student Government, a Resident Assistant and a mentor for the R.I.S.E. program. In addition, Alex served as an intern at the Pittsburgh City Council-District 8 Office where he conducted research on key social and political issues (e.g., Gun Control, Fire Safety Codes, and the elimination of single-use bags and other plastics) to provide information for legislative reports and presentations. Alex’s efforts helped contribute to long term legislative projects and the development of policies that benefit the community.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. More information at:


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