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Worcester Resident Receives Award for Service to Community

MANCHESTER, N.H. (March 10, 2023) – Jillian Barrett of Worcester, Mass., a student at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., is the recipient of the Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact, a national coalition of over 1,000 colleges and universities.

Campus Compact honored Barrett, a social work and Spanish major in the class of 2024, with the fellowship for her leadership and work supporting students in the local school district as well as peers belonging to groups traditionally considered underrepresented in higher education. She began her community engagement as an Impact Fellow for the Meelia Center for Community Engagement working in the Remote Tutoring Collaborative (RTC). This program was developed as a result of the pandemic to offer online tutoring to students of color from K-12 in the Manchester school district who struggled with remote learning. She is described by Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D., president of the college as someone “showed strong leadership skills, a passion for helping others feel connected, and a commitment to creating positive change.” Jillian is also a member of a focus group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) action planning on campus and continues to establish change in our community.

The Newman Civic Fellowship acknowledges students who are “change makers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions.” The fellowship consists of a yearlong program opportunity through virtual learning as well as networking with other student leaders.

ABOUT SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE: Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a nationally-ranked four-year liberal arts college providing a 21st century education in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition. Located in the greater Boston region in southern New Hampshire, Saint Anselm is well known for its strong liberal arts curriculum, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, commitment to inclusiveness, a highly successful nursing program, and a legacy of community service.


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Jillian Barrett