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Barry Dunn accepted for summer internship with Senator Bunning
Barry Dunn of Adair County, recent Lindsey Wilson graduate, has been accepted for a summer internship position with Senator Jim Bunning. He is the son of Bernie and Debbie Dunn of Columbia. As a 1999 graduate of the prestigious Rogers Scholars program, developed and administered by The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Dunn credits his experience as a scholar with much of his success.
Rogers Scholars undoubtedly helped me to get where I am today. It encouraged me to be and do my best, and after leaving I discovered I had a newfound eagerness for learning, noted Dunn.
I believe the program does an excellent job of motivating students to go to college and succeed. After all, there are not too many programs around that get a group of young people together with common goals and push them toward excellence.
Dunn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in three areassecondary education, social science and history from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.
Rogers Scholars helped me get through college by providing the social, leadership, and technology skills I used during my four years at Lindsey Wilson, commented Dunn.
In September, Dunn plans to begin a Masters program in political science at the University of Cincinnati. After graduate school, he plans to attend law school and eventually obtain a job in state government. Dunn anticipates running for a political office in the future.
As an active member of his community, Dunn is a volunteer firefighter for the Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Columbia Masonic Lodge No. 96 and Kosair Shriners.
The Rogers Scholars program began in 1998. This intensive one-week summer session for rising high school juniors from 42 counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky emphasizes technological skills development and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, leadership and commitment to rural Kentucky. Rogers Scholars interact with state and national leaders and work with high-quality instructors to focus on leadership, technology, entrepreneurship and community service. For complete information, contact The Center for Rural Development at (606) 677-6000 or online at www.rogersscholars.com.
The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions and a better way of life in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. In its 42-county service region, The Center provides innovative programs in leadership development, advanced telecommunications technology, public safety and a variety of performing arts and cultural events. For more information about The Center, its programs and a calendar of events, visit www.centertech.com.
Amanda B. White
The Center for Rural Development
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