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May 28, 2008

Birmingham-Southern Hess Center Fellows include first international internship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Hess Center for Leadership and Service at Birmingham-Southern College has announced the 2008 class of Hess Center Fellows. Eleven students will spend eight weeks this summer working with local and state organizations on various advocacy issues including constitutional reform, empowering women, the environment and federal hunger legislation.

This year, for the first time, one student will work internationally as an intern in Rome, Italy.

All 12 fellows will participate in pre-internship seminars and give presentations to the college community next fall.

The Hess Center for Leadership and Service fellowships are funded by Donald and Ronne Hess, the Dixon Foundation, the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation, the Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation, and several private donors.

Fellows, listed alphabetically, are:

Haley Box, a junior history major from Winfield, will work with The Freedom Source, Birmingham.

Dana Bryant, a sophomore sociology major from Fairfield, will work with VOICES for Alabama's Children, Montgomery.

Laura Buckner, a junior interdisciplinary sociology/psychology major from Hendersonville, Tenn., will work with Alabama Poverty Project, Birmingham.

Mallory Dazelle, a junior political science major from Westfield, Mass., will work with A+ Education Foundation, Montgomery.

Kelly Gronemeyer, a sophomore biology major from Muscle Shoals, will work with Mobile Area Education Foundation, Mobile.

Channing Kennedy, a senior interdisciplinary history/political science major from Athens, will work with Bread for the World, Washington, D.C.

Angela Matthews, a junior political science major from Irondale, will work with Project ID at Highlands United Methodist Church, Birmingham.

Ben Miller, a junior international studies major from Hoover, will work with World Food Program, Rome, Italy.

Brad Robinson, a sophomore business administration major from Pinson, will work with Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, Birmingham.

Jeanie Sleadd, a junior interdisciplinary history/political science major from Eufaula, will work with YWCA of Central Alabama, Birmingham.

Miriam Smith, a senior English major from Mountain Brook, will work with National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington, D.C.

Shandria Wilson Bell, a senior political science major from West End, will work with Operation New Birmingham, Birmingham.

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