College names four Fowler competition winners

SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College has named four winners of the 2010 Henry H. Fowler Student Public Policy Paper Competition. Annual awards are presented for outstanding student research papers dealing with recent U.S. public policy. All of the award winners are 2010 graduates.

Emily Huston, of Arlington, won a Distinguished Paper award for her paper, The Election Law Glass Floor? Distinguished Papers are awarded $1,500, or a $3,000 graduate scholarship. She is presenting the paper at the State Politics and Policy conference in Springfield, Ill., this month.

Three students won Superior Paper awards, which are in the amount of $1,000, or a $2,000 graduate scholarship. Laura Jennings, of Pompton Lakes, N.J., won for her work, Feminist Theory and Maternity Leave. Sarah Seufer, of Newland, N.C., won with her paper titled An Analysis of Female Political Candidates. Sarah Nuernberger, of Bettendorf, Iowa, garnered a Superior award with her paper, The Acronym Invasion: Development Work in Northern Uganda.

Seufer will attend William and Mary Law School, and Nuernberger is pursuing a graduate degree in international relations at the University of Denver. Last year's Fowler winner Samantha Sterba '09 is pursuing a doctorate in economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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 280 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.

Released: June 17, 2010
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
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