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Haas Center announces 1996-97 John Gardner Fellows
STANFORD -- Three seniors have been selected as 1996-97 Stanford John Gardner Fellows in the joint public service leadership program at Stanford and the University of California-Berkeley.
The new Stanford fellows are Lisa R. Gallegos, an American studies major from Los Angeles; Solomon Greene, an anthropology major from Cottekill, N.Y.; and Nicole Vazquez, an English and political science major from Los Angeles.
Named for John W. Gardner (A.B. '35, A.M. '36, psychology), holder of the Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Chair in Public Service, the fellowship program places undergraduates in 10-month assignments in public or independent sector agencies.
Gardner is a former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare, former chairman of the National Urban Coalition and the founder of Common Cause. His contributions to American society were recognized in 1964 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Started with a gift from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the fellowship program is now in its 11th year. Additional support has come from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Educational Foundation of America, the Commonwealth Fund, other foundations and individual donors.
The program is administered by the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford and the Institute of Governmental Studies at Berkeley.
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