Admitted students experienced Birmingham-Southern at the Select 'Southern event held on March 1-2, 2015.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Hess Center for Leadership and Service at Birmingham-Southern has announced its 2013 class of Hess Fellows who will dedicate an academic year to exploring advocacy for social justice in a three-phased training and internship program.
The 14 BSC students will spend eight weeks this summer working as full-time staff members at leading advocacy organizations in Birmingham, Montgomery, San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
They will tackle a broad range of issues, including coordinating lobbying events on Capitol Hill, building a retail development plan for downtown Birmingham, launching statewide communication programs on affordable housing, and developing publications to help educate immigrant youth on ways to become involved in the community.
Now in its eighth year, the Hess Fellows Program consists of three phases. In addition to the summer advocacy internships, Hess Fellows participate in pre-internship seminars in the spring to prepare them for their summer work. Upon returning to the college in August for the 2013-14 academic year, each Fellow will educate the campus community on advocacy.
New agencies participating this year include Alabama Appleseed in Montgomery, Collat Jewish Family Services in Birmingham, and the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C. Notably, Bread for the World and YWCA Central Alabama will be hosting BSC Hess Fellows for the eighth straight year.
The 2013 Hess Fellows are:
Hess Fellowships are supported by the Dixon Foundation, Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation, Ronne and Donald Hess, the Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation, and several private donors.
About Birmingham-Southern College:
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.