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Christopher Ward, from Leesville, was one of 13 Louisiana College Students selected to participate in Gov. John Bel Edwards Lamar Governor’s Fellowship Program in Louisiana Government.

The Fellowship Program is an opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge about the development and implementation of public policy as well as the state’s rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government. The Program is a partnership with Louisiana’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana State University, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

The students selected are either from Louisiana or are attending a Louisiana university or college. Each one has been assigned to work in a cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge based on their interest of study. In addition to working within the state agencies, they will also participate in a weekly speaker series and field trips designed to enhance their overall experience and understanding of Louisiana government.

Students chosen to participate will receive student housing on LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge, three hours of course credit offered through the LSU Public Administration Institute and up to a $1,500 stipend for additional expenses.

Chris is a junior at Louisiana Tech University majoring in economics. He is SGA Vice President and a member of LA Tech Student Recruiters, Student Advancement Team and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He has been assigned to work with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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