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Dula selected as Newman Civic Fellow

University Relations // 04.03.2017

Alexis Annette DulaCharleston Southern University freshman, Alexis Annette Dula, has been selected to the Newman Civic Fellowship program, a one-year program which recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

“One of the many reasons I selected Charleston Southern University was because of the strong emphasis on serving the community,” said Dula. “I wanted to build upon my desire to serve the community while enrolled in college.”

As a freshman, Dula wasted no time making an impact in and out of the classroom. She volunteered with the South Carolina Lions Club, The Bowl for Kids Charities, Color Run Event at CSU, the Salvation Army, and South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

“Alexis is a leader in and out of the classroom,” said CSU president Dr. Jairy C. Hunter. “She is an example of learning, leading and serving, and her leadership future is bright.”

Dula is one of 273 students from 39 states and Washington, D.C., selected to the 2017 cohort. The fellowship honors the late Frank Newman, a tireless advocate for civic engagement in higher education.

The Newman Civic Fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies and learning opportunities to serve as “effective agents of social change.”


Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.