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07/23/92

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Summer public service fellows named

STANFORD -- Eighteen Stanford University students have received Public Service Summer Fellowships for 1992, the Haas Center for Public Service announced.

The fellowship program offers funding to students who develop and implement innovative community service projects that address needs in underserved communities. The Haas Center is the campus focal point for local, national and international volunteerism.

The fellows and their projects are:

Lucas Black, a sophomore history/political science major from Los Angeles, is working for the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). He will be designing and coordinating public service projects for Los Angeles inner city high school students as part of CRF's Youth Leadership For Action program.

Angela Buenning, a junior in human biology from Evergreen, Colo., is serving as a case worker at the San Diego County YWCA's Women in Transition program, a shelter and assistance program for homeless, single women.

Christina Chang, a sophomore in psychology from North Brunswick, N.J., is working with the Women's Mid-Peninsula Support Network in Mountain View on projects aimed at community outreach and education. Chang is also helping with studies that create profiles of clients and batterers.

Three medical students, Suzan Goodman from Ashland, Ore., Reuben Granich from Coos Bay, Ore., and Jonathan Mermin from the Bronx, New York City, are preparing a manual on human immunodeficiency virus to be used by community health-care workers nationally and internationally. The manual will cover psychological, social and biomedical aspects of HIV in plain language.

Jessica Haberer, a sophomore in economics from Scottsdale, Ariz., is working at Innovative Housing in Palo Alto, a non-profit organization that offers shared housing for single- parent families in the Bay Area. She is developing and implementing a needs assessment to improve the organization's services.

Priya Karim Haji, a junior premedical and religious studies student from Bryan, Texas, is working with the Center for Community Change in East Palo Alto to bridge the gap between poor minority women and health and social service institutions through educational seminars and support groups.

Colleen Horan, a junior in biological sciences from San Francisco, is directing a summer day camp for children ages 6 to 12 in the city's Tenderloin district under the auspices of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory.

Victor Madrigal, a sophomore in public policy from Santa Ana, Calif., is designing and implementing a leadership academy in his hometown for ninth-grade Chicano/Latino students to explore skills and styles of leadership through participation in workshops and community involvement.

Melissa C. Pifer, a sophomore in English from Tucson, Ariz., is coordinating a program in her hometown through OASIS (Older Adult and Service Information System) to help home-bound elderly people write autobiographies focusing on childhood, love, marriage, careers and aging.

Carlos Pineda, a junior in human biology and Latin American studies, and Max Barnett, a junior in Latin American studies, both from Redding, Calif., are teaching a summer school program that explores environmental issues through art, theater, discussion and field trips under the auspices of the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco.

Vince Ricci, a senior in history from Lafayette, Calif., is writing grants, learning about budget development, fundraising, and computer networking with the Summerbridge National Project in San Francisco. Summerbridge is a summer enrichment program for middle school students.

Samantha L. Rijken, a first-year law student from San Diego, is working with California Indian Legal Services in Escondido, Calif., on archaeological resources; such land resources as water rights, and protection from trespass.

Stephen Williams, a senior in American studies from West Chester, Pa., Ingrid M. Aguirre Happoldt, a senior in political science and Latin American studies from Lakeland, Fla., and Emilee Whitehurst, a sophomore in human biology from Austin, Texas, are directing the Empty the Shelters program in San Francisco. Empty the Shelters is a community action program for college students that focuses on ending homelessness and poverty.

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