Mar 23, 2018

Campus Compact Honors FVCC Student with 2018 Newman Civic Fellows Award

Adam Jones

Campus Compact has honored FVCC sophomore Adam Jones with the 2018 Newman Civic Fellows Award. Jones is one of 268 college students from across the nation selected to participate in this year’s fellowship program.

Campus Compact is a Boston-based coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports civic-minded students who have demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions to challenges facing their communities.

FVCC President Jane Karas nominated Jones for the award based on his work to promote and support better healthcare, education and resources for military veterans and their families. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Jones helped start Underwater Soldiers, a nonprofit scuba diving therapy program in Northwest Montana. His ultimate goal is to create a comprehensive therapy retreat for veterans and their families that would address critical issues such as suicide and reintegration into civilian life.

“In today’s turmoil and political uncertainty, I believe veterans must not be forgotten,” Jones said.

In addition to his studies, Jones serves as president of FVCC’s Veterans’ Association and vice president of Student Government. A devoted father and husband, Jones finds time in his busy schedule to mentor struggling youth who are in need of a positive male role model.

As a Campus Compact 2018 Newman Civic Fellow, Jones will participate in a one-year program that emphasizes personal, professional and civic growth. 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 partnerships with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.