College of Saint Benedict Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program




Our Mission

To empower students with opportunities to serve the common good through community engagement, collective learning, and leadership and professional development.

The Jackson Fellows Story

In 2008, the College of Saint Benedict received an anonymous gift to establish the Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program. Nine students with varying majors, interests, and experience are selected through an application and interview process to be part of a cohort of Jackson Fellows. Each Fellow serves at a community site for the summer. All nine fellowships involve civic engagement and work devoted to improving community life through political or non-political service activities. The diversity of the site placements and the type of work and leadership required from each Jackson Fellow serves to create a rich, vibrant, and holistic learning environment. 

2013 Cohort

First row, left to right:

Matt Lindstrom, Marah Jacobson-Schulte, Emily Johnson, & Kimberly Vipond

Second row, left to right:

Kathy Larrea, Sara Tiemens, Kaitlyn Lauer, Jared Berg, & Samantha Exsted

Third Row, left to right:

Connor Klausing & Thomas Brossart

Not Pictured:

Victoria Adofoli (abroad Fall 2013)