Nambouh is a Gambian native who has maintained a 4.0 GPA, made the Dean’s List, served as the college’s student representative on its Board of Trustees as well as vice president of NSCC’s MultiCultural Society, and tutored her peers. All while maintaining a full-time job and raising her young son.
The youngest of five children, Nambouh is the first in her family to attend college. In her homeland, poverty and the abuse of political power were common, which bred in her a strong desire to become an agent of change. Yet education was a privilege for the middle class and for boys; education for females was considered useless since girls were married off at a young age. When given the opportunity to come to the U.S., she was determined to begin life anew. She enrolled at NSCC and got involved in everything that would help her academic growth and development, such as tutoring and completing service learning projects.
Nambouh dreams of having a positive impact on the world and intends to gain knowledge that will help her become a public servant and effectively advocate for her community and societal justice. She will graduate in May with a liberal arts degree and has been accepted at Smith College.
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 apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.
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