INDIANAPOLIS (June 13, 2005)
– Eight of Indiana’s young leaders have been selected to the
Governor’s Fellowship, a year-long program giving recent college
graduates experience in various state agencies.
Fellows participate in the
daily activities of state government, complete special projects, travel to
observe how work in the Capitol translates into action throughout the state,
and experience firsthand how policy is made.
“These young leaders will experience
the rewards of public service through hands-on opportunities,” said
Governor Mitch Daniels. “It is an exciting time to be a part of state
government and this group will have an impact as they develop skills that will
serve them throughout their careers.”
Fellowship program was created in 1983 by Governor Bob Orr and is open to
college graduates who receive their bachelor’s degrees in either fall of
2004 or spring of 2005. While any such graduate may apply, special
consideration is given to applicants from Indiana, and
candidates who have a B- or above grade point average.
The year of service
corresponds with the state fiscal year, July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006,
during which Fellows receive a competitive salary plus full fringe benefits.
Governor’s Fellows are:
She is a University of Indianapolis
graduate with a degree in political science and international relations as well
as a minor in French. Allman, a Winamac native, has been involved in Pi Sigma
Alpha Political Science Honor Society and was a Presidential Scholar. In the
spring of 2002 she was selected for the Hansard
Scholars Program in the United
Kingdom where she took courses and interned
for a member of British Parliament.
She is a native of Fort Wayne and graduated
from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in
political science and a minor in the Hesburgh Program
of Public Service. During her senior year, Cornwell was the Notre Dame Literary
Festival student coordinator. She has also worked as a caseworker assistant for
refugee and immigrations services in South Bend
and interned for the mayor of Fort
He is a graduate from Indiana University with a degree in political
science and minors in Spanish, history and journalism. A native of Springfield, Ohio,
Deady was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a community service fraternity and the
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society.
He is a native of Columbus and graduated from the University of Chicago
in political science and law, letters and society. He was a member of the University of Chicago’s
varsity baseball team and has interned in the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar
in Washington, D.C.
A graduate of Indiana University
with degrees in economics and political science, McAdam is a Terre Haute native. McAdam was a member of
several groups honored for their academic achievements, including Phi Beta
Kappa for excellence in liberal arts; Omicron Delta Epsilon for excellence in
economics; and Golden Key International Honor Society. McAdam served as an
intern in the Indiana House of Representatives during the past legislative
He is a native of Indianapolis and graduated from Ball State University with a degree in political
science and a minor in history. Norris served as vice president of the Ball
State College Republicans and served as an intern in the Indiana Senate during
the past legislative session.
Robertson, a Fort
Wayne native, graduated from Indiana State
University with a degree
in Finance. She served as the student trustee for the University from
2003-2005. Robertson was also involved in student government holding the
positions of chief of staff, treasurer, and director of investigative affairs.
She is a graduate of Indiana University with degrees in political
science, religious studies and near eastern cultures and languages. Originally
from Fort Wayne, Zawahri is a member of Golden
Key and has interned with the Peace Corps in Madaba, Jordan.