Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program announces 2009 Fellows

April 10, 2009

The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis University has announced the seven recipients of the 2009 Summer Fellowships. 

The 2009 Brandeis Segal Fellows are Anicia Fernandes ’10, Daniel Gillman ’10, Jason Gray ’10, Nathaniel Rosenblum ’10, Jerry Saunders II '11, and Heller School Master of Public Policy in Social Policy students Audrey Etlinger ’10 and Brian Schon ’10.

"At a time when the need has never been greater for new citizen leadership to develop the policies that will ensure the health and well-being of our society, we are very proud of these Brandeis students," said Lisa M. Lynch, dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

These student leaders will serve in summer internships at government and nonprofit agencies in Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., and will become lifelong members of the Segal Fellows Network, working together to promote citizen leadership and other causes that were so important to Eli J. Segal ‘64.

“Eli was a master at translating the ‘poetry’ of big ideas into the ‘prose’ of an effective program,” said his wife, Phyllis (Nichamoff) ’66, one of the driving forces behind the initiative. “He took great joy in mentoring young people who aspired to make a difference, and this program is designed to extend his impact by developing future generations of citizen leaders.”

About the Eli J. Segal Citizen Service Fellowship
Based at Eli Segal’s alma mater, Brandeis University, the fellowship provides stipends to Brandeis undergraduate students (in their sophomore or junior year) and graduate students at the Heller School, to support up to 15 summer internships. Students serve as interns in carefully selected placements in organizations in the private, nonprofit and public sectors that are working for the public good. Segal Fellows participate in a curriculum designed to strengthen the impact of the internships and enhance their leadership skills, and present the results of their experience to other fellows and a broader university audience each fall.

For additional information about the Segal Program, visit www.SegalProgram.org.

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