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Baruch College Students Recognized As
Colin Powell Fellows



                                   Pietro Barone '13                                Alyssa Alicino '14

NEW YORK, NY- August 29, 2013 - Baruch College is proud to announce this year's Colin Powell Fellowship recipients. Each year the Colin Powell Fellowship provides two Baruch students a generous stipend to cover living and travel expenses while interning with the U.S. Department of State.

Internships with the State Department are generally unpaid, so the fellowship provides welcome financial support for Baruch students interested in learning more about careers in the Foreign Service.

Pietro Barone, from Brooklyn, graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in English, is a recipient of the Colin Powell Fellowship in International Diplomacy. While at the Department of State, he worked on President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. Pietro was also the recipient of the C.V. Starr Study Abroad Fellowship, which enabled him to study abroad in Italy at the American University of Rome during the fall 2011 semester. Starting this September, he will be pursuing a Master's degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Alyssa Alicino, from Queens, is a senior majoring in Public Affairs and minoring in Spanish and Interdisciplinary Studies. She is currently a press intern in the Public Diplomacy Section with the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, where she supports the Information Specialists with social media projects including drafting campaigns. During her internship at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, Alyssa worked with Basketball Without Borders, a global outreach program run by the NBA. She also assisted in many of the events hosted by the Cultural Section of Public Diplomacy and attended the 4th of July Reception at the Ambassador's Residence. Alicino also attended classes in Spain and Guatemala. In addition, she taught English in Chile through Baruch's Work Abroad program.

The program is named after Former Secretary of State Colin Powell who is also a graduate of the City University of New York-City College. To learn more about the Colin Powell Fellowship Program, go here.


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to

About the Colin Powell Fellowship Program:
Every year the prestigious Colin Powell Fellows Program funds two high-achieving Baruch juniors or seniors. Winners engage in eight-week internships working either for the State Department in Washington or a U.S. embassy, depending on where they are needed. The fellowships are funded by the Weissman Center for International Business.


Media Contacts:
Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141,
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112,


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