SJC Brooklyn Student Selected as Newman Civic Fellow

May 04, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – May 3, 2017 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that SJC Brooklyn junior Christopher Malcaus ’18 was selected by Campus Compact to serve as a Newman Civic Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year.  

“The entire SJC community congratulates Christopher on his selection as a Newman Civic Fellow,” said Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., SJC president. “Thanks to Campus Contact, this opportunity will provide Christopher with a valuable opportunity to build upon his impressive body of community service and student leadership.”

A hospitality and tourism management major, Malcaus has been active in the surrounding SJC community since his arrival on campus. He has served as a patient representative at New York City Health and Hospitals/Bellevue for the past two years, where he brings attention to the needs and concerns of patients to medical and administrative staff. Along with his responsibilities as a Newman Civic Fellow, Malcaus will also serve as the vice president of SJC Brooklyn’s Student Government Association for the upcoming academic year.

As a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow, Malcaus will be part of the first cohort to benefit from a completely re-designed fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing 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 fellows with access to exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

Campus Compact is a nonprofit coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities— representing some 6 million students—committed to the public purposes of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building community engagement into campus and academic life. For more information, visit

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.