Students in the Spotlight
The Department of Political Science spotlights students who have distinguished themselves through their efforts in class, research, or other exemplary achievements. Check out the current spotlights to learn more about how our students are engaging our department and vice-versa.
Congratulations to the 2012 PS Department Award Winners:
Brandon Tensley – The S. Sidney Ulmer Medal in Political Science
Robert Lawton Pratt & Alyssa Richardson – The Henry P. Jones Medal in Political Science
Edward Wixler, Brooke Mosteller & Lindsay Harroff – Political Science Faculty Award
Mark Zientek – Political Science Chair’s Award
||Katie Lowery, Class of 2014
Major(s): Political Science
This past summer I had the amazing opportunity to intern at Karl Rove's office in Washington, DC. I worked closely with Mr. Rove and his two other full time staffers, his chief of staff and research assistant. My routine duties included answering the phones, handling all correspondence that came through the office, drafting correspondence, handling his call list, and doing research for his Wall Street Journal column and appearances on Fox News Channel. I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the topics studied and discussed in my political science classes at Furman. Having this experience taught me so much about the interworkings of politics and all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. I am so grateful that Karl Rove's office welcomed me in with open arms and did not hesitate to give me difficult tasks right from the start.