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Samantha Bagley of Pembroke, NH Participates in Summer Research Fellowship

July 08, 2011

Story by: Barbara LeBlanc

Samantha Bagley of Pembroke, NH is spending her summer researching at Saint Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics as the 2011 Albert J. Gordon Summer Research Fellow. The fellowship is designed to offer an opportunity for an outstanding student or recent alumnus to gain experience that will assist him or her in career pursuits related to public policy and public affairs, including gaining admission to graduate and professional schools.

"I am honored to participate in this fellowship, which is providing me with the opportunity to conduct extensive research on a fascinating topic and gain skills that will help me upon graduation," said Bagley, a senior majoring in history and secondary education.

Under the direction of Dr. Philip Pajakowski, chair of the History Department, Bagley is researching American and German propaganda to determine the expectations of women during WWII. She hopes to continue her research during the upcoming academic year, and work toward getting it published in an undergraduate journal.

The fellowship program is made possible through a generous gift by Mr. Albert J. Gordon of New York City, a former principal in the investment-banking firm of Kidder Peabody (now USB Financial).