Department of Social Sciences awards Civic Education Fellowship to Kathryn Montes

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Department of Social Sciences awards Civic Education Fellowship to Kathryn Montes

April 24, 2012

 Kathryn Montes
Kathryn Montes, Northwestern’s 2012 Civic Education Fellowship award recipient, is pictured with Dr. Kay Decker (right).  Montes 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 Kathryn Montes, Mesquite (Texas) junior, as the recipient of the Civic Education Fellowship award.

The 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 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.

Montes also was interviewed by departmental faculty prior to her selection as the recipient of the Civic Education Fellowship honor.

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

“The Department of Social Sciences is especially pleased to award Kathryn with the fellowship this year,” said Dr. Kay Decker, chair of the Department of Social Sciences.

“Sen. Marlatt also has been extremely willing to assist our Civic Education Fellowship recipients with their legislative service for the last three years.”

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

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