Audrey Ross Named Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow

Audrey Ross

Campus Compact recently named Auburn University student Audrey Ross a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow for her commitment to community development and the betterment of society through citizen action.

Ross, a sophomore majoring in math and minoring in community and civic engagement, is a College of Liberal Arts’ Living Democracy Fellow who will live and work in Hobson City, Alabama this summer to execute community projects with citizens of that historic city, the first African American municipality in the state.In the summer of 2012 she lived and worked in Valley, Alabama. Ross is the co-founder of the Human Touch program at AU, which holds meaningful and productive conversations among students, faculty, and administrators on issues related to diversity.

“Audrey Ross seeks to understand the ‘problems behind public problems,’” AU President Jay Gogue wrote in his nomination letter, “and her writing, reflections, and actions throughout all of these experiences suggest that she will be an exceptional educator and civic leader.”

Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.The Newman Civic Fellows program honors Dr. Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocated for the role of higher education in preparing students for active and engaged citizenship.

Last Updated: November 7, 2013