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Students receive scholarships to D.C. program

Friday, February 15, 2008  
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Three Oklahoma Christian University students have been selected for the 2008 Fund for American Studies scholarship program. As recipients of these scholarships, Emily Williams, Daniel McCormack and Jonathan Cannon will travel to Washington D.C. to intern and take classes from Georgetown University.

The Fund for American studies began when Charles Edison, the former governor of New Jersey and son of the inventor Thomas Alva Edison, realized the need for college students to have a balanced perspective on political and economic institutions. Since 1967, this institution has been challenging young leaders on the values of freedom, democracy, and free-market economies throughout the United States.

Mark Stansberry one of OC's Fund for American Studies board members is a 1976 ICPES graduate.

"It seems like only yesterday that I attended The Fund's ICPES Program at Georgetown University. As the first OC graduate of the program, I take great pride in the students that have been awarded scholarships," Stansberry said. "Jonathan, Daniel, and Emily are student leaders who will be great representatives of Oklahoma Christian. They not only excel in the classroom but shine in their commitment to a better world through their involvement in many organizations and activities. The experience at The Fund was life-changing and I know they will all graduate from the program with the desire to make a difference."

Williams is a junior majoring in marketing. She is currently a marketing intern for M-D Building Products where she assists in product packaging and arranging displays. She is involved with the American Marketing Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Delta Mu Delta and Student Alumni Council.

McCormack is a junior currently pursuing a degree in political science and history. His accomplishments include the 2006-07 Dean's Award for the College of Arts and Sciences, first place in the 2006-07 Oklahoma Christian Student Colloquium and being selected to attend the 2007 George Nigh Leadership Academy.

Cannon is a senior majoring in print journalism with a minor in political science. He currently works at the assistant photo editor for the OC's newspaper, "The Talon." While at OC, he has been involved with the Vienna Studies program, hurricane relief missions and the D.O.W.N ministry.

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