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Six Loyola students accepted into Public Service Scholars Program

| By Nick Alexopulos

Six Loyola University Maryland students will intern in summer 2015 for state government and non-profit organizations in Maryland through prestigious public service scholarship programs.

Five of the six students accepted are undergraduates who will participate in the Governor’s Summer Internship Program, which pairs students with a high-ranking mentor in Maryland state government. Students are given the opportunity to draft speeches, track legislation, attend hearings, perform policy research, participate in seminars with state officials, develop policy papers on a significant issue facing Maryland, and present their findings in person to the governor.

Loyola students accepted to the Governor’s Summer Internship Program, and their respective mentors, are:

Molly Cioffi, ’16
Major: Psychology/sociology
Hometown: Argyle, N.Y.
Mentor: Jeffrey Zuback, chief, Policy Research and Training Division, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention

Anthony DeCaprio, ’16
Major: Political science
Hometown: East Haven, Conn.
Mentor: Heather Barthel, assistant director, Water Management Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment

Madeline Jonz, ’16
Major: Political science
Hometown: Chesterfield, Mo.
Mentor: Karen K. Shipley, executive director, Office of Equal Opportunity, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Bradley Beard, ’17
Major: Global studies/communications
Hometown: Davidsonville, Md.
Mentor: Paul Beatty, special assistant to lieutenant governor, Lieutenant Governor’s Office

Erika Calderon, ’17
Major: Political science/French
Hometown: Medford, N.Y.
Mentor: George Owings, secretary, Secretary’s Office, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

The sixth student is Rochelle Hall, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care at Loyola. She was awarded a paid internship through the Walter Sondheim Jr. Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program and will participate in regular seminars on nonprofit management while collaborating with other interns on capstone projects proposed by Maryland nonprofit organizations.

Both internship programs are Public Service Scholars Programs coordinated by the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. They run for 10 weeks beginning June 1. Fifty college students from Maryland are accepted each year, and 70 percent of past participants have gone on to careers in public service.

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