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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Anderson Earns PACE Bellavance Intern Award

SALISBURY, MD---Amy Anderson of Trappe, MD, recently became the sixth student to receive the Thomas E. Bellavance Intern Award at Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE).

Anderson is a political science major who hopes one day to pursue a career in law. A Presidential Citizen Scholar, chair of the Salisbury University Maryland Student Legislature chapter and former Governor’s Summer Internship Program participant, she understands the importance of being civically involved and politically active in her community.

“Civic engagement is a vital aspect of being a citizen and college students, most of all, must be encouraged to become involved within their communities and governmental agencies,” she said.

“We had some outstanding applicants this year,” said Dr. Basehart, co-director of PACE, “but Amy’s obvious history of commitment to civic engagement stood out.”

Pauline Gehnrich, PACE’s managing director, said she is looking forward to working with Amy: “She brings such a wealth of experience that will be put to good use this coming year.”

The internship was initially funded and is still supported by the family of the university’s sixth president, Dr. Thomas E. Bellavance. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website at "

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