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Women & Motherhood

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Michelle Williams is a 2016 Graduate Public Service Scholar, healthcare analyst, and mother of two. This month we talked to Michelle about motherhood, work, and taking risks. Happy Mother’s Day! Making A Change Prior to pursuing a career in healthcare informatics, Michelle was a news reporter. Her passion for healthcare inspired her to become a doctor, but after several detours…

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Women & Money

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By Mary Bruce I adopted a dog today. I hadn’t planned on it. But my husband and I stopped at the local SPCA and, well, this pup chose me. And I’m smitten. I named her Nalu (Hawaiian for “wave”). In my new-dog-mom excitement, I went to the nearest big box store to get The Necessary Supplies: Dog bed. Dog bowls….

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Mariella Hernandez Awarded 2018 B.A. Rudolph Scholarship

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Today, Mariella Hernandez was awarded the B.A. Rudolph Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation awards this $12,000 scholarship annually to a woman who is a rising second year at the school and who best embodies the mission and values of the Foundation. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation established the scholarship in 2015…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Felicia Reyes

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Felicia Reyes was an Undergraduate Public Service Scholar in 2016, when she interned with the Children’s Defense Fund. Where are you from? Los Angeles, California Where did you go to school? What did you study? I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California where I studied American studies & ethnicity. What was the best part of your internship? I…

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Madeline Palmieri Joins the B.A. Rudolph Foundation Board of Directors

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The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is pleased to announce that Madeline Palmieri has joined its Board of Directors. Madeline is a student at New York University and a goddaughter of B.A. Rudolph, the organization’s namesake. “As a current university student, I understand the stresses facing our scholars: balancing classes, extracurriculars, and internship opportunities — while also living your life, being a…

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Women & Puerto Rico

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by Racquel Sohasky Six months ago, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a near Category 5 storm, lashing the island with wind and rain for over 30 hours. The effects were widespread and catastrophic, wiping out electricity and running water across the entire island. This destruction would incapacitate for any town, state, or country, but it was devastating for Puerto…

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Catching Up with Past Scholars: Sana Johnson

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Sana Johnson was an Undergraduate Public Service Scholar in 2016, when she interned at the Department of Justice in the Strategic Communications Office for the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys. Where are you from? St. Louis, Missouri  Where did you go to school? What did you study? I studied international relations and history at Boston University.  What was the best part…

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Women & Friendship

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by Wooten Epes I never expected that a few phone calls from a bright, energetic young lady on Bill Clinton’s first gubernatorial campaign would lead to a friendship unlike any other I’ve had. In 1978, B.A. was responsible for cajoling 75 county campaign coordinators—myself included—into performing tasks the campaign needed to happen in each county. Usually, this meant the unglamorous…

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