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IC Student Lakeshia Ford Awarded Prestigious DACOR Bacon House Fellowship

The International Communication program is proud to announce that first year IC student Lakeshia Ford was recently awarded a prestigious DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship.  Each year DACOR Bacon House, an organization of foreign affairs professionals, awards these competitive fellowships to qualified students pursuing graduate degrees in international relations.

Lakeshia Ford was nominated for the award by the School of International Service and was selected for the fellowship by the DACOR Education Committee based on her outstanding qualifications.

Lakeshia is a first year student in the International Communication program, with a concentration in economic development. She comes to the program with an impressive record of international engagement: Lakeshia studied Mandarin Chinese and interned at a non-governmental adoption agency in Beijing, China; she worked on issues of gender inequality in Senegal with the 10,000 Girls Program; and she interned with TV AFRICA and with a local microfinance agency in Ghana.