NEWPORT, R.I. – Alexa Bracco of Happauge, N.Y., a sophomore psychology major, has been named a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents representing six million students.
Bracco was selected on the basis of her civic engagement that sets an example for others. While at Salve Regina, she has initiated a sports equipment drive, a book drive, and two clothing and toy drives for the Salvation Army.
Last year, she helped start the Positive Role Model program that pairs foster home children with student mentors on campus every Monday. She also volunteered at a summer camp for children with special needs, as a coach for athletes with disabilities and in New Orleans helping to rebuild homes.
As a Newman Civic Fellow, Bracco will join a network of Fellows around the country. Together – sharing ideas and tools through online networking – the Fellows will leverage an even greater capacity for service and change, and will continue to set examples for their classmates and others.
“These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders,” said James B. Dworkin, Campus Compact board chair and chancellor at Purdue University North Central. “They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can – and does – play in building a better world.”