April 09, 2021

Farrukh Nabiyev Recognized for Commitment to Solving Public Problems

Susquehanna University’s Farrukh Nabiyev ’22, a physics major in the engineering program from Pikesville, Maryland, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow.

Nabiyev will join 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to form the 2021 cohort of fellows appointed by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally and internationally.

Nabiyev is active in Susquehanna’s Student Government Association. Last year, he served as the SGA liaison for sustainability, through which he worked closely with the university’s sustainability coordinator and sustainability committee. His work with the committee demonstrated his ability to engage with university leadership and represent diverse student views, while also disseminating information to his SGA peers and the entire campus community.

The staff at Susquehanna’s Johnson Center for Civic Engagement regularly work with Nabiyev in advancing community engagement efforts through sustainability initiatives and opportunities for community service. He worked closely with campus staff to increase awareness of and participation in the annual Eco Challenge initiative. Last year, Nabiyev also proposed new opportunities for students to participate locally in the Black Lives Matter movement.

The fellowship is named for the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders, who was a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education. In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors nominate student leaders from their campuses to be named Newman Civic Fellows.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides Fellows with a variety of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional and civic growth. Each year, fellows participate in numerous virtual training and networking opportunities to help provide them with the skills and connections they need to create large-scale positive change. The cornerstone of the fellowship is the Annual Convening of Fellows, which offers intensive skill-building and networking over the course of two days. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.