HIGH POINT, N.C., March 19, 2020 – Kirsten Rowe, a junior at High Point University, has been named a 2020 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. As a fellow, she will participate in a yearlong program emphasizing personal, professional and civic growth for students who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership and an investment in solving public problems.
A native of Taylorsville, Rowe is majoring in criminal justice. On campus, she works as a Campus Concierge, is a part of HPU’s Honors Scholars Program and is a Bonner Leader, which connected her to West End Ministries as director for their afterschool tutoring program, serving 20-30 students a week.
“Serving in the community of High Point has been the most influential part of my time at High Point University,” says Rowe. “By being a part of such an incredible organization and working with the Boys and Girls Club at West End Ministries, I’ve been able to see the impact that I’m making in the lives of the kids.”
“Kirsten extends hospitality to all who come to our campus through her work as a Campus Concierge,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “She is committed to making the campus and the city of High Point a better place.”
Rowe is among a cohort of 290 students from across the country named Newman Civic Fellows for 2020-2021. Named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, the program 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.