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March 21, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



SRU Good News for March 21, 2012


SRU student earns congressional internship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Bethany Ratkovich, a Slippery Rock University political science major from Beaver, will spend the summer interning in the office of U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (Pittsburgh-14th).

Ratkovich, a 4.0-student, qualified for the internship by receiving the James G. Fulton and J. Steele Gow Fellowships from The Pittsburgh Foundation.

The fellowships will provide Ratkovich with $7,300 in tuition and a living stipend for a congressional internship in Doyle’s Washington, D.C., office.

As part of the fellowship, Ratkovich will receive a fee waiver to participate in three-credit seminars in government, politics, Congress and foreign policy through the Les Aspin Center for Government at Marquette University in Washington, D.C.

The Pittsburgh Foundation, established in 1945, gives families, organizations and corporations an avenue for charitable giving and awards. The foundation has assets of nearly $600 million and aspires to make a positive impact in communities through partnerships with lawmakers, corporations and civic groups.


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