2007 York College Graduate Selected as a 2008 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow

Monday, April 7, 2008

Derell Kennedo, former history major and salutatorian of the Class of 2007 has been selected as a 2008 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow. The fellowship program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, the fellowships prepare students for a career in public service as Foreign Service Officers.

The five year, nation-wide program is highly competitive. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 10 outstanding Rangel Fellows. Kennedo will receive expenses for a two-year master’s degree in international affairs or a related topic. He will also participate in a Summer Enrichment Program and do internships at U.S. Embassies overseas and on Capitol Hill.

Upon successfully completing the graduate program and meeting the established Foreign Service entry requirements, Kennedo will be placed on a Career Conditional Appointment to the Foreign Service for three years.

“I am honored to have been selected for this prestigious program,” said Kennedo. “And there are many people at York College to thank for preparing me to take advantage of this opportunity.”

York College, a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), offers baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, accounting and business, communications technology, computer science, social work, teacher education, various health professions and aviation management. York College is the only CUNY senior college offering majors in gerontology, biotechnology, information systems management and a BS/MS degree in occupational therapy. For more information: http://www.york.cuny.edu