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Honors Student Selected for State Department Fellowship

November 13, 2018

Nathan Blair of Kerrville, a senior business/marketing major at Angelo State University, has been selected for a Cox-State Department Diplomacy Fellowship later this month at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

ASU "The Honors Difference" Honors Program GraphicThe three-day professional exploration program is sponsored by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation and is designed to give undergraduate students a better understanding of the mission and work of the U.S. State Department, as well as the education, internship and career opportunities in the Foreign Service and Civil Service. The program will include:

  • Panel discussions on the role of diplomacy and diplomats in promoting peace and prosperity and advancing U.S. interests abroad; the various foreign service positions within and outside of the U.S. Department of State; and the diverse backgrounds and career paths of members of the diplomatic corps
  • An opportunity to “practice diplomacy” by participating in a workshop in which they represent various stakeholders with competing and overlapping interests and negotiate to resolve a simulated global crisis
  • Study visits and tours of various international organizations and agencies, including the U.S. State Department, Foreign Agriculture Service, U.S. Agency for International Development and the Wilson Center
  • Visits to famous monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C.

A member of the ASU Honors Program, Blair recently returned from representing ASU at the 2018 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Boston. He is a member of the Alpha Chi national honor society and president of the ASU Honors Student Association. He is also about to complete ASU’s five-year integrated Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration (BBA/MBA) program in just four years.