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Eight students awarded James R. Soles Citizenship Stipends

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3:20 p.m., June 19, 2012--Eight students from the University of Delaware Department of Political Science and International Relations have been awarded James R. Soles Undergraduate Citizenship Stipends for unique summer internships that range from working in the White House to teaching English in Nepal. 

The stipends provide up to $3,000 for selected political science and international relations majors to engage in special civic participation projects or public service internships in public or private agencies.

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“These students are incredibly talented, and it’s a privilege to support their professional and personal development through exciting internship opportunities,” said department chair Gretchen Bauer. 

The recipients of the 2012 Soles Stipends are

  • Peter J. Artese, Office of Pennsylvania State Rep. Nicholas "Nick" Miccarelli III;
  • Gregory Doolittle, travel-to-teach.org, Chitwan, Nepal;
  • Ian J. Guthoff, Office of U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth, Washington, D.C.;
  • Thomas J. Jackson, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York, N.Y.;
  • Ashley Lavery, Defender Association of Philadelphia;
  • Olivia Lucas, White House Internship Program, Office of the Vice President;
  • Lauren Pitruzzello, White House Internship Program, Office of the Vice President; and
  • Lindsay Romano, Office of U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper, Washington, D.C.

The undergraduate stipends are supported through donations to the James R. Soles Citizenship Endowment, which honors the late emeritus professor Jim Soles and his lifetime contributions to public service. 

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