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St. Norbert College Freshman Named Newman Civic Fellow

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From St. Norbert College, March 12, 2019
by Mike Counter,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College freshman Ruthie Tucker (Keshena, Wis.) has been named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated to campus-based civic engagement. Tucker is majoring in elementary education and minoring in art. Tucker is one of 262 students from 29 states who were named Newman Civic Fellows in 2019. She is passionate about empowering Native American students through education and inclusion. Tucker strives to make Native voices heard, which has led her to form the Council of Indigenous Peoples at St. Norbert College.
“Ruthie Tucker knows that this newfound community will allow for discussion, action and friendship,” said Brian Bruess, president of St. Norbert College. “Ruthie grew up on the Menominee reservation and knows the challenges that come with being Native American. She wishes to reach out to tribes across Wisconsin to share her story and inspire young students to reach their fullest potential.”

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 postgraduate opportunities.
For more information on Tucker and her Newman Civic Fellowship, go to

A full list of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows can be found at

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