Aeon Blake Named 2021 Newman Civic Fellow
March 9, 2021
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program that recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing their communities. The Fellowship is named in honor of Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders.
Aeon Blake, a senior at Farmingdale State College, is a student leader who actively pursues the social justice applications of his undergraduate coursework in Business Management. As a scholar in the Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) program, Aeon has designed and implemented research projects to illuminate the complexities of the lived immigrant experience in the United States. During his sophomore year, he designed a project to better understand the academic and psychological impacts of immigration. More recently, he designed a project to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Jamaican economy. Aeon recently participated in the annual SUNY Student Leadership Academy, where he showcased the issues that impact the immigrant and minority communities. His long-range goals include utilizing a career in the field of Accounting to assist underprivileged groups, particularly in struggling economies such as that of his home country of Jamaica. Aeon is unique in that he holds a global perspective on economic and social challenges, and aspires to utilize his skills and education to create impactful, local solutions.
Read Aeon’s Personal Statement on the Newman Civic Fellow website: https://compact.org/newman-civic-fellow/aeon-blake/