For immediate release: Jun 30, 2008
Posted by: [GOV]
Contact: Brad Rateike
Phone: 317/232-1800

Seven selected as Governor's Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2008) - Seven young Hoosier leaders have been selected to the Governor's Fellowship, a year-long program designed to give recent college graduates experience serving in state government.

Fellows participate in the daily activities of state government, complete special projects, travel to observe how work in the State House translates into action throughout the state and experience firsthand how policy is made.

"An investment in the development of young leaders is an investment in the future of our state," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "We want the best and the brightest to utilize their talents and abilities to serve their fellow citizens and help build a stronger Indiana."

The Governor's Fellowship program was created in 1983 by Governor Bob Orr and is open to college graduates who earned their bachelor's degrees in either fall 2007 or spring 2008. 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, 2008 through June 30, 2009, during which Fellows receive a competitive salary and full benefits.

The 2008-2009 Governor's Fellows are:

Josh Frasure

He is an Elwood native and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) graduate with a degree in history and political science.  Frasure was an active member of the IWU Hill Society and served the IWU Wrestling Club as a team manager and assistant coach.

Amy Freiburger

An Indiana University graduate, Freiburger earned a degree in political science and criminal justice and was an active member of the Mortar Board Honors Society and the College Republicans.  She has served as an intern in Senator Richard Lugar's northeast Indiana office and also interned in the Indiana State Senate. 

Ashley Gibson

She is a graduate of Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis with a degree in public relations.  Gibson worked as a legislative intern for Krieg DeVault LLP and the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association.  She previously interned with the Indiana House of Representatives.

Adam Hasiak

He graduated from Butler University where he played football and earned a degree in media and cultural studies with an English literature minor.  Hasiak has been active in the Big Brother/Big Sister Program of Indianapolis and previously interned with the United States Senate.

Margaret Terp

An Indianapolis native, Terp graduated from Gordon College with degrees in Spanish and English Language and Literature.  She studied Spanish history and literature during a semester in Getafe, Spain and was an active member of Alpha Mu Gamma, a nationally recognized foreign language honors society.

Shane Whittington

He is an Indiana University graduate with a degree in social work.  Whittington interned at Mental Health America and co-founded the Social Justice League at IU.  He has previously worked as a volunteer for the Commission on the Status of Black Males. 

Chelsey Wininger

She is an Indiana University graduate with a major in international studies and social policy and political responsibility.  She served on the editorial board of the Undergraduate Journal of International Studies at IU and worked as a copy editor for the Indiana Daily Student.



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