Graduating senior receives Koch Fellowship
RELEASED: June 8, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—Katie Creel '06 has been selected as a Fellow of the prestigious Koch Associate Program. Each spring the Koch Foundation selects 20 promising leaders and entrepreneurs from colleges and universities, businesses and non-profit organizations across the United States who show an aptitude in political theory, management and entrepreneurship.
"Katie's experiences at Centre have prepared her well this exciting work in the non-profit and public policy arena," says Clarence Wyatt, Pottinger Associate Professor of History. "Her history and international studies background, as well as her internship on Capitol Hill, have given her a solid preparation. I'm sure that she'll do outstanding work."
The Koch Associates are domiciled in Washington, D.C. The year-long paid fellowship offers young entrepreneurs the opportunity to work on significant assignments within non-profit organizations. Each associate spends four days a week at a non-profit organization working in full-time positions and one day each week at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation immersed in a curriculum that studies "Market-Based Management."
In addition, Creel has been appointed Assistant Director of Donor Relations for The Bill of Rights Institute. The mission of The Bill of Rights Institute, located in Arlington, Virginia, is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's founders, the liberties guaranteed in the founding documents, and how the founding principles affect and shape a free society. Since its inception in 1999, the Institute, focusing on America’s secondary schools, has conducted constitutional seminars in 30 states and 60 cities and towns, and conducted educational programs for over 4,500 teachers.
Working within the Institute’s overall development area, Creel will coordinate and manage various fund-raising initiatives, as well as coordinate the electronic and print communications flow to the Institute’s donors and assist in grant-procurement efforts.The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation was established in 1980 by Charles G. Koch of Koch Industries, Inc., the largest privately held company in the United States with annual sales exceeding $80 billion. The mission of the Foundation is "to advance social progress and well-being through the development, application and dissemination of the Science of Liberty."
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