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LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Gov. Edwards Welcomes Students Selected for The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government

By Press release submission | Jun 3, 2019

Louisiana Governor's Office issued the following announcement on May 28.

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the 13 college students who have been chosen to participate in The Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government. This is an opportunity for the students to gain firsthand knowledge about the development and implementation of public policy as well as the state’s rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government. The program is a partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

“I’m inspired by the excitement these students have shown for Louisiana and for learning how they can be of service in moving our state to the next level,” said Gov. Edwards. “This program will provide an invaluable learning experience and opportunity for students who are interested in becoming future leaders of our state. Our goal is to ensure their success in the program and help them understand how important they are to the future growth and development of our state.”

The students are either from Louisiana or are attending a Louisiana university or college. Each one has been assigned to work in a cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge based on their interest of study. In addition to working within the state agencies, they will also participate in a weekly speaker series and field trips designed to enhance their overall experience and understanding of Louisiana government

The Class of 2019:

Grace Bordeln – Office of the Governor, Communications

Alacia Brew – Office of the Governor, Community Programs

Hayden Cresson – Office of Juvenile Justice

Richard Davis – Department of Corrections

Donald Dunbar – Department of Revenue

Jacob Ellis – Alcohol and Tobacco Control

Robert Kyte – Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Elise LaFleur – Office of the Governor, Policy

Yancy LeGrande – Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

David Lehman – Louisiana Economic Development

Justin Malone – Louisiana Workforce Commission

Sarah Procopio – Louisiana Department of Health

Christopher Ward – Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

The students will receive student housing on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge, three hours of course credit offered through the LSU Public Administration Institute and up to a $1,500 stipend for additional expenses.

This year’s Fellows program is sponsored by private donations, including Sean and Jennifer Eplett Reilly, who are the title sponsors.

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