Baruch MPA Student Selected for SUNY Fellowship on Women and Public Policy

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New York, NY – November 9, 2007—Adenike Huggins (BSPA, ’05), a current  MPA candidate in Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, is the College’s latest recipient of the Fellowship on Women and Public Policy program at SUNY Albany's Rockefeller School Center for Women in  Government & Civil Society. She joins SPA alumnae Allison Sesso (MPA, '04) and Jessica Mead (MPA, '05) who were also awarded this prestigious leadership development fellowship.

“Adenike continues a proud tradition of SPA students dedicated to expanding the State’s attention to women in the policy-making process,” said SPA dean David Birdsell.

The fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for talented graduate students to improve the status of women by placing them in policy-making offices, such as the legislature, a state agency or a nonprofit organization. Created in 1983 to address the under-representation of women in the public policy process, the program enables a fellow’s knowledge and experience gained in a policy field site, coupled with their previous experience, to contribute to New York State's capacity to be more sensitive to the needs of women, children and families.

Fellows work thirty hours a week in their placement and meet weekly for course work and professional development activities. Participants receive a $9,000 stipend to cover living expenses and receive nine graduate credits from the SUNY Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Huggins credits SPA faculty Associate Professor of Public Affairs Dan Williams and Assistant Professor of Communication David Hoffman for their support in helping her with this accomplishment.

Lara Moon
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