Five Howard University
students, the largest for HU and for any other institution
in a single year, have been named 2002-03 Thomas R. Pickering
Foreign Affairs Fellows by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
Since 1998, HU has had
14 Pickering Fellows,
the largest of any single
On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the Wilson Foundation
identifies outstanding students in this highly competitive
program to train for diplomatic ser v ice careers. At the
expense of the State Department, their education through undergraduate
and graduate degrees is fully funded prior to their entering
the Service. They also qualify for overseas internships.
The HU winners, five out of 20 selected nationwide, include
two graduate students and three undergraduates.
who earned her bachelors degree at Howard in May in
political science; and Sadie Tucker, who finished in African
Studies, are the graduate level Pickering Fellows. Wells,
a native of Birmingham, Ala., will attend the University of
Pennsylvania, and Tucker, Washington, D.C., native will attend
The undergraduates, all three of whom will be in their junior
year at HU in the fall, include; Charles Reynolds, political
science/ finance; Deneyse Kirkpatrick, public relations; and
Madelina Young, political science.
Pickering contenders must be U.S. citizens with 3.2 or higher
cumulative GPA. In addition to being highly recommended by
professors, they must manifest interest in FS careers and
sign on for specified periods in the diplomatic service.