Eunice Nazar ’22 Named One of 212 Newman Civic Fellows Nationwide
Nazar has interned at Mekong NYC in support of the Bronx community.
Eunice Nazar ’22 is one of 212 students across the United States to be named a Newman Civic Fellow for the 2021-22 academic year.
“Eunice is deeply engaged in building relationships within Manhattan College and between Manhattan College and surrounding communities,” said Jeff Horn, Ph.D., professor of history at Manhattan College.
A double major in history and peace and justice studies, Nazar currently serves as second deputy speaker of the Manhattan College Senate. She is a History Fellow, a Writing Center tutor and was honored as the best supplemental instructor fellow at the College’s Center for Academic Success.
Nazar has been a policy intern at Mekong NYC, a nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City. At Mekong NYC, Nazar assisted in the launch of a statewide campaign, the Southeast Asian Defense Project, and collaborated with local organizations to foster community for locals in the Bronx.
“Born in the Philippines, amidst extreme poverty, and raised in the Bronx, the visibility of inequities and disparities became clear to me at a young age,” Nazar said. “I have witnessed how structural disadvantages are reflected in specific groups' unequal access to essential resources. My belief in human rights and justice for all solidified and fueled my commitment to serving vulnerable communities.”
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally and internationally.
Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides fellows with a variety of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, fellows participate in numerous virtual training and networking opportunities to help provide them with the skills and connections they need to create large-scale positive change.
The cornerstone of the fellowship is the Annual Convening of Fellows, which offers intensive skill-building and networking over the course of two days. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and postgraduate opportunities.
The fellowship is named for the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. In the spirit of his leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors nominate student leaders from their campuses to be named Newman Civic Fellows.