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MCC student Nia Skinner-Miller honored as Newman Civic Fellow


Nia Skinner-Miller
Nia Skinner-Miller

Mott Community College freshman Nia Skinner-Miller, of Flint, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Skinner-Miller is one of 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

Skinner-Miller is a 2018 graduate of the Mott Middle College, and concurrently earned two associate’s degrees from MCC. She is continuing her studies at MCC majoring in Political Science with a Minor in Linguistics and a concentration in International Studies. On campus, she is President of the Feminist League and Vice President of Service for Phi Theta Kappa Psychology Honor Society.

With a strong sense of social justice activism, Skinner-Miller has a proven track record of civic engagement through her involvement in non-profit organizations like Edible Flint, the YWCA, and Habitat for Humanity. “My goal is to have a career focused on public health issues related to students in urban schools from Kindergarten through 12the grade, to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves or do not know how to.” said Skinner-Miller. “I want to take my community service to the highest level by working with legislators to make long lasting and significant changes in issues related to youth,” she said.

“We are so very proud of Nia for being named a Newman Civic Fellow,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “Nia’s commitment to civic engagement is evident in the many projects and organizations she participates in and leads. This opportunity to further develop her leadership skills will definitely contribute to the impact she makes on the world in the years to come.”

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 post-graduate opportunities.

“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” said Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn. “The stories of this year's Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it's what our country and our world desperately need.”

The Newman Civic Fellowship is supported by the KPMG Foundation and Newman’s Own Foundation. Learn more at

About Campus Compact:
Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact supports institutions in fulfilling their public purposes by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we provide professional development to administrators and faculty to enable them to engage effectively, facilitate national partnerships connecting campuses with key issues in their local communities, build pilot programs to test and refine promising models in engaged teaching and scholarship, celebrate and cultivate student civic leadership, and convene higher education institutions and partners beyond higher education to share knowledge and develop collective capacity. Visit

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April 17, 2019
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