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06/02/92

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John Gardner Public Service Fellows named

STANFORD -- Three graduating Stanford University seniors have been selected as John Gardner Public Service Fellows for 1992-93, the Haas Center for Public Service has announced.

Designed to encourage student leaders to consider public service careers, the fellowships enable them to invest their talent and energy in an 11-month stipended position working with a mentor in public service.

Established in 1984, as a joint program with the University of California-Berkeley, the fellowship program honors the contributions of John Gardner, who founded Common Cause and the White House Fellows Program and served as secretary of health, education and welfare in the Johnson administration. He now holds the Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professorship in Public Service at Stanford.

The Stanford arm of the fellowship program is administered by the Haas Center for Public Service, the campus focal point for local, national and international student volunteer efforts.

The 1992-93 fellows are:

  • Ariane Hoy, who will graduate with honors in political science, from South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Hoy will work on issues of education and school improvement within the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto. She plans to assist Superintendent Charlie Mae Knight in the implementation of the Comer Process, a school improvement program based on James Comer's work in New Haven, Conn.

  • Verna Kuo, who will graduate with honors in public policy, from West Lafayette, Ind.

Kuo will work with a community-based organization on low-income and affordable housing development and preservation. Kuo has interned at the Community for Creative Non-Violence homeless shelter in Washington, D.C., and co-managed a Bay Area non-profit low-income housing initiative and directed the Stanford Homelessness Action Coalition.

  • Allen Thorpe, a public policy major from Modesto, Calif.

Thorpe plans to work with a Bay Area foundation that focuses on public policy issues. He hopes to augment his government and private business experience with time in the non- profit world. Thorpe is also the recipient of a Harry S. Truman National Merit Scholarship, which provides graduate school funding for college students aiming toward public service careers.

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