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  • College names Fowler competition winners

  • 07/01/08
  • SALEM, Va. -Roanoke College has named Laura Hamilton and Katherine Suehs as winners of the 2008 Henry H. Fowler Student Public Policy Paper Competition. Awards are presented for outstanding papers addressing any local, state, national or international public policy issue of significant public interest.

    Hamilton's comparative study of the American and Danish welfare states earned the top honor of “excellent,” a distinction that carries a cash award of $2,000 or a graduate scholarship of $4,000. Hamilton, a 2008 graduate from Jamestown, R.I., is the daughter of Bruce C. Hamilton and Kerry D. Hamilton.

    Suehs' analysis of the national war on drugs earned a “superior” award. Suehs will receive $1,000 cash or a $2,000 graduate scholarship. She is a 2008 graduate from Bluefield, W.V., and the daughter of Kirt and Yvonne Suehs.

    The annual paper competition is just one of several programs at Roanoke College funded by the generosity of Henry Fowler '29, who served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Lyndon Johnson. Papers are evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel whose members have no previous involvement with the papers submitted for judging.

    Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.”

    For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

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