Javier Brown III

Millersville University (MU) student Javier Brown III has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Brown, a junior majoring in psychology at Millersville, is among the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows nationally.

“Javier is a respected leader among his peers and a role model for engagement,” said Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, president of Millersville University, in his nomination letter of Brown. “The majority of his service and leadership focuses on college and career coaching/mentoring of high school students in a local urban school district where over two-thirds of the students live in poverty, and improving educational outcomes and academic persistence of underrepresented first-year college students. We are very proud of him and congratulate him on achieving this honor.”

Brown has served as a career educator for an AmeriCorps VISTA project designed to increase 9-12th grade students’ access to higher education opportunities, dedicating nearly 200 hours mentoring students individually and in groups and presenting over 80 college and career readiness workshops. He also serves as a peer specialist in a mentoring program called the Pre-Scholars Summer Institute and is a member of Millersville Concerned Men, which provides support and resources to encourage college readiness, academic success and persistence. He serves as an officer in the University’s Society on Latino Affairs organization and has participated in student leadership conferences including the Student Leadership Development Institute by Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

“I’m truly honored to be named a 2019 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow,” says Brown. “I’m looking forward to connecting with other Civic fellows and professionals and making a change together.”

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.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Learn more at compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship.

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