Reilly Rebhahn’s Community Service Leads to Newman Civic Fellowship

A history and peace studies major, Rebhahn is an active leader on campus.

Reilly Rebhahn head shotReilly Rebhahn ’19, a history and peace studies major, is one of 268 students nationwide to be named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions.

An accomplished scholar and Lasallian Leader on campus, Rebhahn is a native of Syracuse, New York. She has worked in the community, including with Concourse House Shelter for Women and Children and at the Manhattan College rooftop garden, as well as on campus with JustPeace, the Black Students Union, Sanctus Artem, and other organizations.

As part of her coursework, she has studied community organizing, Catholic social teaching, slavery and abolition, and Islam in America, demonstrating her commitment to marginalized groups and being part of the solution.

“Reilly Rebhahn is an accomplished scholar and Lasallian Leader on campus, using her passion for social justice and for correcting inequalities to further both her academic and cocurricular commitments,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Manhattan College’s president. “Reilly has a great ability to bring people together, and to be perceptive about the needs and fears of others. This empathetic sense makes her a huge asset on campus.”

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 pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.