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Danielle Flory '10 Completes Summer Research Fellowship

August 20, 2010

Barbara LeBlanc
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Danielle Flory, the daughter of Mark and Laurie Flory of East Hampstead, NH spent her summer researching at Saint Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics as the 2010 Albert J. Gordon Summer Research Fellow.

The Gordon Fellowship is designed to provide 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.

Under the direction of Saint Anselm Economics and Business Associate Professor Amy Schmidt, Flory researched the effects of the economy, and particularly the recessions of 2001 and 2007, on college enrollment rates. Flory has decided to continue her research with Professor Schmidt during the upcoming academic year, and they hope to present their findings next summer at the Western Economic Association meetings in San Diego, CA.

Flory is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of Saint Anselm College, and she will attend the University of New Hampshire this fall as a master's student in economics.

"The fellowship helped me refine my skills in research methods, equipping me with the tools I need to be a successful researcher," said Flory. "I know I will frequently apply these skills in graduate school and beyond."

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).