Graduate student Adrienne Teague has been selected to participate in the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellows program based in Washington DC, which encourages participants from colleges and universities around the country to learn about leadership and governance, to share research and scholarship, develop leadership qualities and be inspired to pursue careers in public service. She is one of 85 students selected.“I was truly honored and humbled to be provided the opportunity to partake in this program. The experience of meeting bright collegiate minds, as well as esteemed professionals in government and public sector service will be so beneficial to my career and experience in earning my Master of Public Administration,” said Teague.
During the year, fellows study the U.S. Presidency, the public policymaking process, and the Chief Executive’s relations with Congress, allies, the media, and the American public. They attend two conferences each academic year during the fall and spring where they discuss national issues with scholars and are briefed by senior government officials and public policy experts.
“It’s crucial for each American citizen to understand the breadth of the role of the presidency, and how Congress and government aid in the implementation of the civil liberties and laws that govern our lives. I am most looking forward to the opportunity to network with other colleagues, and to gain a new perspective on the many vast and difficult decisions that are strategically made by our country’s leaders,” said Teague.
The Fellowship requires that each student research, write, and present an original paper on an issue of the modern Presidency.
Teague holds the position of Administrative Assistant III in Chancellor Roger Brown’s office. She recently received the UTC Blue Ribbon Award for April 2010, honoring her outstanding service to others. Read a description of Teague’s Blue Ribbon honor here.