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Oct. 22: First Volpe Scholar to present summer research

FREDERICK, Md.—The first student to receive a new prestigious award is scheduled to present his research at Hood College Oct. 22.

Allen Paxton ’16, a law and criminal justice major, was selected among many qualified students to be the first Ronald J. Volpe Scholar and received a stipend to conduct research over the summer 2015. Paxton will be presenting his work, entitled “An Analysis of U.S. Strategy in the Yemeni Conflict,” to the Hood community at 6 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons.

The Volpe Scholars program for undergraduate students recognizes the value of experiential learning as a building block for leadership, particularly through internships, study abroad, research opportunities and unique programs at colleges or universities. In honor of Hood’s 10th president, Ronald J. Volpe, Ph.D., the Hood College Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Hood College Board of Associates, established the Volpe Scholars.

The program provides students with a stipend that can be used year-round, nationally or internationally. Awards are based on academic achievement, future goals and the nature of the internship, study abroad, research opportunity or unique program.

For further information, contact Maura Page at or 301-696-3583.