For immediate release: Jun 24, 2009
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Contact: Brad Rateike
Phone: 317/232-1800

Six selected as Governor's Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS (June 24, 2009) - Six of Indiana's young leaders have been selected for the Governor's Fellowship, a competitive, year-long program giving recent college graduates experience in various state agencies.

Fellows have the opportunity to work in various state agencies on a rotating basis. Last year's fellows served in the Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Criminal Justice Institute and Department of Correction, among others.

"We want the best and the brightest to utilize their talents and abilities to serve their fellow citizens and help build a stronger Indiana," said Daniels.  "These young leaders will experience the rewards of public service through hands-on opportunities during an exciting time in state government." 

The fellowship is open to college graduates who receive their bachelor's degrees in either fall of 2008 or spring of 2009. Any such graduate is eligible to apply, however special consideration is given to applicants from Indiana and candidates who have a B- or above grade point average. This year's fellows hail from Carmel, Elkhart, Fishers, Griffith, Indianapolis and Martinsville.

The program's year of service corresponds with the state fiscal year, July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Fellows will receive a salary and benefits.

The 2009-2010 Fellows are:

Andrew Brotherson

Brotherson is a Butler University graduate with a degree in marketing. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and the Butler University Student Foundation. An Elkhart native, he has volunteered at the Hope Lodge for Cancer Research and East 10th Street Center for Children, both in Indianapolis.

Trent Hagerty

A graduate of Wabash College with a degree in economics, Hagerty has previously worked as a budget intern with the Indiana Department of Child Services. The Indianapolis native was a camp counselor at the Student Leadership Institute and tour guide at Wabash College. He also spent a semester studying abroad in Scotland.

Abigail Hoye

Hoye is a Purdue University graduate from Fishers with a bachelor's degree in communication. During her undergraduate studies, she spent time in Italy where she studied Michelangelo and Italian. While at Purdue, Hoye was president of Purdue's Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, vice president of marketing and communication for the Purdue Foundation Student Board and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

Brent Kent

Kent is a graduate of Wabash College with a degree in political science and international relations. He has completed internships with the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., the Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association, and KWK Management Group, LLC. Kent wrote for student publications The Bachelor and The Phoenix while at Wabash. He also founded the Mentoring Youth Fitness Program in his hometown of Martinsville.

Stefanie Krevda

Krevda graduated from Purdue University with a degree in political science and global studies. While at Purdue, she spent a summer studying in Brussels, Belgium. Krevda is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and has volunteered as a youth soccer coach in both West Lafayette and her hometown of Carmel.

Ross McMullin

A graduate of Purdue University, McMullin studied secondary education and political science. Raised in Griffith, he was a member of the West Lafayette City Council from 2007-2008. He has previously worked in state government as an intern for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. While at Purdue, McMullin coached junior high basketball and track teams and studied abroad in England.

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