Department of Social Sciences awards Civic Education Fellowship to Nathan Jones

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Department of Social Sciences awards Civic Education Fellowship to Nathan Jones

April 30, 2010

 Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones, Northwestern’s first Civic Education Fellowship award recipient, is pictured with Dr. Kay Decker (left) and Dr. Aaron Mason (right).  Jones will spend the last weeks of the Oklahoma legislative session working for Sen. Bryce Marlatt at the Oklahoma State Capitol. 
The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Social Sciences has selected Nathan Jones, Beaver sophomore, as the recipient of the first Civic Education Fellowship award.

The criminal justice/political science major will spend the last weeks of the Oklahoma legislative session working for Sen. Bryce Marlatt at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The Civic Education Fellowship program was implemented this year as a means of recognizing outstanding departmental students who wish to pursue a career in public service.

Civic Education Fellowship applicants must make an application for consideration by March 30 of each year. The minimum qualifications for consideration include:
• Cumulative grade point average of 3.0;
• Completion of 75 hours of academic credit;
• Demonstrated leadership potential through campus and community involvement;
• Submission of an essay and a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in a public service field.

Jones also was interviewed by departmental faculty prior to his selection as the first recipient of the Civic Education Fellowship honor.

Upon completion of the fellowship, Jones will share his legislative experience through a lecture and slide presentation to a community Civic Organization, university faculty and students in the fall semester.

“We are especially proud to support Nate with this internship opportunity at the state capitol,” said Dr. Kay Decker, chair of the Department of Social Sciences. “Sen. Marlatt has been exceptionally willing to work with him during the last few weeks of the legislative session.”

For more information about the Civic Education Fellowship Program, contact Decker at (580) 327-8521 or kldecker@nwosu.edu.

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