Bethel Sophomore Named Newman Civic Fellow

Lizzy Carson ’22 is recognized as a community-committed student and student leader.

By Carolynne Camp ’21

April 24, 2020 | 10 a.m.

Lizzy Carson '22 was named a 2020-21 Newman Civic Fellow.

Lizzy Carson '22 was named a 2020-21 Newman Civic Fellow.

Lizzy Carson ’22, a sophomore nursing major and reconciliation studies minor, was recently named a 2020 Newman Civic Fellow. This fellowship is designed to recognize community-committed students, who are problem-solvers and changemakers on their campuses. Students are nominated by the presidents of their colleges based on their demonstrated public leadership.

Carson is a changemaker on Bethel’s campus and beyond, as she continues to work on issues of social justice. She serves as a resident assistant in Nelson Hall and is a leader of the student group, European Americans in Solidarity. Through her work with Urban Farm and Garden Alliance, Carson has developed a network of local residences that grow fresh produce for underserved communities that lack a traditional food economy. She also has worked and developed relationships as a tutor, community gardener, and advocate for racial and environmental justice in the Frogtown and Summit University neighborhoods. She continues to work tirelessly to make Bethel and the world a more inclusive community.

“It is a huge honor and has been incredibly encouraging at this time. I continue to be inspired by the connections made with those around me, and the way in which God continues to reveal Himself,” Carson says.

Through the Newman Civic Fellowship, students are provided with training and resources that nurture and build their passion for change. The year-long program will include virtual learning opportunities and networking with other student leaders across the nation.