Bristol Community College student Esha Boyd named to the prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship

Bristol Community College is proud to announce that graduating student Esha Boyd has been named a 2022-2023 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based, nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Esha will join 172 students from 38 states and Mexico to form the 2022 cohort.

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.

Esha Boyd is a student leader and community advocate on a mission to ensure that children and families have a quality of life that promotes thriving and not just surviving. Esha currently volunteers with the PACE Child Care Works program and the United Way of Greater New Bedford, conducting community outreach to connect residents with local resources such as food assistance, transportation and education. An advocate for social change, Esha is working with her fellow students, community members and local community organizations to develop sustainable programs that better the quality of life for all residents of the South Coast region of Massachusetts. She will graduate this spring with an Associate in Science in human services.

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides participants 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 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.

For more information about the Newman Civic Fellowship, including a complete list of 2022-2023 recipients including Bristol Community College student Esha Boyd, please visit