UPDATE (February 20, 2024) - Through her work as a Newman Civic Fellow, Jessika Crockett-Murphy has been selected for the Campus Compact Student Design Fellows Program. She will collaborate with various Campus Compact stakeholders to enhance student civic leadership development opportunities offered by the organization. She will serve as a fellow for two years. 

ORIGINAL (April 25, 2023) - Jessika Crockett-Murphy ’24 of Marshfield, Massachusetts, joins 153 other student civic leaders who have been named to the 2023-2024 Newman Civic Fellow cohort. The fellowship recognizes outstanding young people committed to positively impacting their local and global communities. Sponsored by Campus Compact, a national coalition of higher education institutions, the program provides honorees access to learning and networking opportunities designed to help them grow personally and professionally.

“Jessika’s passion, creativity, kindness, and dedication impact all whom she encounters. She is a change-maker, envisioning and imagining solutions and then putting her problem-solving abilities into action,” wrote President John Denning, C.S.C., in a statement supporting Crockett-Murphy’s fellowship application.  

The political science and religious studies double major is active in many student clubs and organizations. She was recently reelected to serve as executive vice president of Student Government Association for the second year in a row. She has gone on several H.O.P.E. service immersion trips as both a participant and a leader. She is also part of the Anchors Leadership Society, the Moreau Honors Program and the First-Generation Scholar Program. Additionally, she has interned at the Farm at Stonehill and for the L.I.G.H.T. Community Engagement Program

In her application for the Newman Civic Fellowship, Crockett-Murphy wrote about feeling an “an innate pull to service.”

“My involvement in government clubs and leadership roles has always been a way for me to help create a better future for everyone,” she said. “I was raised on the ideas of servant leadership and using my positions to serve others.”