Alexandra Papatheodorou, a 4th-year student in the B.S. in Psychology program in Athens and the University’s Newman Civic Fellow for this year, recently travelled to Boston to join other Fellows from around the US for the 2023 Convening of Newman Civic Fellows. During the three-day program (October 5-7), she and other Fellows had the opportunity to network with one another and learn from civic and community engagement experts about organizing for change. Sessions were held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate and at the John F. Kennedy Library.
Alexandra described her experience as unique and unforgettable, adding, “I am grateful that I got to meet such diverse and inspiring people with promising plans for solving public problems! I was also very happy to be representing our university and my country, as I was the only person at the event who lives outside the US.”
The Newman Civic Fellowship is an initiative of the Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH). a consortium of New Hampshire college and university presidents dedicated to promoting civic education and campus community service. Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by the president of their college, as Alexandra was. During their fellowship year, they are provided learning and networking opportunities to enhance their ability to collaborate across disciplines and apply their apply their skills to create positive change in their communities.
Image: Alexandra Papatheodorou (BSPsy ’24) and other Fellows at the 2023 Convening of Newman Civic Fellows in Boston