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Pacificans Receive Fellowships

Jun 6, 2007

Three members of the Pacific community – two current students and an alumna – have been named as fellowship recipients in three highly competitive national programs.

Pacific Alumna Loan Pham, from the School of International Studies, has won a National Security Education Program-Boren Fellowship to study political science at the Institute of Economics, Management and Strategic Research in Kazakhstan, as well as advanced language study in Russian and Kazakh.  Pham’s NSEP-Boren Fellowship will compliment her master’s work in Global and International Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara, where she has received an Orfalea Fellowship.

Nahila Ahsan, a sophomore in English with a minor in Ethnic Studies, has received an Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship, which will prepare her for a career in international affairs.  The IIPP Fellowship will provide Ahsan with two summer public policy institute experiences, junior year study abroad, intensive foreign language training, a post-BA internship with a federal agency, and funding for a master’s degree in international studies.

Cassandra Mitchell, a sophomore in Sociology, has been accepted into University of California Irvine’s prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. This highly competitive program at one of the nation’s best research universities will provide Mitchell with the opportunity to participate in faculty-mentored research project, receive advanced training in scholarly research, and to present her findings at a UC Irvine symposium.

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