Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Awards for Student Leaders and Achievers in the History & Political Science Department

The 2014 Outstanding Senior Thesis Award was given to Fuad Abdul (Political Science) for completion of his thesis, Axis of Terror: The Impact of Policy Objectives on State Willingness to Proliferate Terrorism. Fuad was the 2012 recipient of the Ruth Stratton Memorial Scholarship, presented annually to the outstanding Sophomore/Junior student in the History & Political Science Department. 

Fuad Abdul, interning at the USAFMC
Fuad recently completed an internship with the US Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC), which connects members of Congress with their counterparts in other countries. 

He writes: "Being at the USFMC has been an invaluable experience that exposed me to the dynamics of global and national politics. I assisted my supervisor in organizing events, including overseas study tours for US Congressmen, ambassadors, and think-tank representatives. My other duties included conducting research for the organization’s various programs as well as attending/reporting on international conferences and events on Capitol Hill. While in Washington, I also realized how skills acquired in the classroom can be applied in practice. With the guidance of the Daemen faculty, I was able to explore the realm of politics by majoring in political science and minoring in global studies. As it turned out, knowledge of both American and International politics came in handy because USAFMC simultaneously works with the national and foreign legislators. Interning in D.C. has confirmed my interest in public diplomacy and I encourage all students to seek opportunities that provide them with a real life experience in the field of their interest."

Dr. Andrew K. Wise, Chair of the History and Political Science Department
presents Fuad Abdul (2014, Political Science) with awards for the Best Senior Thesis and highest
departmental G.P.A. of the graduating seniors at the 2014 Baccalaureate Awards on May 16, 2014.

Three other students were also recognized for their leadership at the May 1 awards luncheon, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs.  

   Outstanding Student Leadership Award (Career Services): Tyler Vanice (History)

   Outstanding Student Leadership Award (Global Programs): Amber Zielinski (Political Science)

   Outstanding Student Leadership Award (Lambda Chi Lota): Jessica Todd (History) 

Congratulations to each for their outstanding accomplishment!

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