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ASU Student Wins Fellowship

April 09, 2014

Maxwell Kennady, a senior in the Angelo State University Honors Program, has been selected as one of only six 2014 Tisdale Fellows nationally by the Fund for American Studies.

Maxwell Kennady at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.Maxwell Kennady at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.The Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship provides students with a distinctive opportunity to explore public policy affairs of critical importance in the technology sector of the economy.  As a Tisdale Fellow, Kennady will attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs June 7-Aug. 1 at George Mason University in Washington, D.C., where he will be placed with a high-tech company, firm or trade association.  This year’s participating agencies are the Technology CEO Council, Worldwide Insight, Dell Computers, the Computing Research Association, the Business Software Alliance and Hewlett Packard.

The Tisdale Fellows will also attend weekly issues seminars and briefings at such institutions as the U.S. Capitol, Department of State, World Bank and Federal Reserve. 

“This is an amazing opportunity for Max,” said Dr. Shirley Eoff, ASU Honors Program director.  “It is particularly relevant as he hopes to pursue a career allowing him to use his technology expertise in the service of the nonprofit sector.”

The other 2014 Tisdale Fellows are from the University of Michigan, New York University, University of California-Berkley, University of Virginia and University of California-Los Angeles.

A native of Lenorah, Kennady will graduate from ASU in May with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems and international business.  Last year, he was one of only 12 students nationally selected to serve on the 2013-14 Pearson Student Advisory Board and provide input to the world’s largest educational publishing company.

Kennady has also served on the board of the Concho Valley PAWS nonprofit agency through the ASU Honors Program Community Leadership Initiative, as well as an officer for the Honors Students Association and an emissary for the Honors Program.  As a junior, he completed a study abroad program in Verona, Italy.  He also participated in the Institute for Philanthropy and Volunteer Services and completed an internship with the North American Association for Environmental Education, both in Washington, D.C., in 2012.

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