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Nominated by President Billy Greer, Virginia Wesleyan senior Mindy Bertram has been named a 2015 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award recipient, recognized for her public involvement and motivation to create lasting change. Her nomination indicates that she is "a leader who inspires not only other students, but also the entire campus and community." She joins a group of 201 student leaders from colleges nationwide. Going forward, Bertram will take advantage of online and in-person networking opportunities, including state and regional conferences. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is named for Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. The Newman Civic Fellows Award is sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. Read more about Bertram's award at