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Kaye Herranen ’13 awarded Trinity Fellowship at Marquette

May 2nd, 2014

Kaye Herranen ’13 is serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in St. Croix Falls WI, at Habitat for Humanity and recently applied for the Trinity Fellowship at Marquette University. 

The Trinity Fellows Program of Marquette University was created in keeping with an ideal central to the university’s mission – the promotion of justice and faith through service – to develop urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice.  The program is intended for committed individuals who care about the well-being of others, about issues of social and economic justice, and who wish to acquire experience in the urban nonprofit sector while studying for two years toward a Master’s degree.

It includes a full tuition scholarship and a living stipend of around $19,000 per year. Applicants for the program must have either AmeriCorps or PeaceCorps experience. And only 10 fellows are selected out of hundreds of applicants.

Kaye applied in fall for this program (to study for my Master’s in the English dept) and was selected.  She recently accepted the award, and her nonprofit placement will be as the Communications Manager for the  Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, overseeing the Milwaukee Youth Orchestra and First Stage programs.

“I’m really excited about it, and after being involved with music my whole life, including at Lawrence, the placement feels a bit like coming home,” says Herranen.

For more information: http://www.marquette.edu/trinity-fellows/about-program.shtml .

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