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Furman student named 2019 Newman Civic Fellow

Whitney Maness works with several organizations in the Greenville area, including the Frazee Dream Center, Miracle Hill Boys’ Shelter and Neighborhood Focus.

Whitney Maness, a Furman University junior from Rock Hill, has been named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance civic engagement in higher education.

Maness is one of 262 students chosen from Campus Compact member colleges and universities that represent 41 states, Washington, D.C., Mexico and Greece. The one-year Newman Civic Fellowship supports the next generation of public problem solvers in their personal, professional and civic growth.

Campus Compact provides a variety of exclusive opportunities and events for the student fellows, including a national conference that will take place in Boston in November 2019.

Maness is a communication studies and Spanish major at Furman. She works with several organizations in the Greenville area, including the Frazee Dream Center, Miracle Hill Boys’ Shelter and Neighborhood Focus, a non-profit that supports Hispanic and Latino K-12 students through afterschool and summer programming. She also authored an op-ed in The Greenville News entitled “What’s So Un-American About Being Bilingual?”

“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 fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and an advocate for civic engagement in higher education.

For more information about Maness and the other Newman Civic Fellows, visit the Campus Compact website or contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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