September 2, 2010
– Governor Charlie Crist announced Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association and Florida Student Association president Gallop Franklin II as a member of the sixth class of the Gubernatorial Fellowship Program. Franklin will work a minimum of 20 hours a week in an executive office of the Governor and various state agencies pertaining to his major or area of concentration. Fellows will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours each week and will receive an hourly wage for their time on the job. To broaden the Fellows’ exposure to state government and enhance their experience, they will also meet weekly as a group to participate in educational activities such as presentations, press conferences, budget briefings and policy briefings.
Franklin, 23, a native of Tallahassee, is one of 13 Florida students selected for the fellowship. Students participating in the fellowship program will gain first-hand experience on how state government operates.
“I hope to learn about how state government governs the State of Florida from an inside perspective,” said Franklin, a third year doctorate of pharmacy student. “I am very humbled to be a FAMU student participating in the Gubernatorial Fellowship.”
The 2010-2011 Fellows underwent a competitive application process. The Fellows were selected based on their outstanding leadership skills, strong written and oral communication skills, community activism and their desire to serve the people of Florida.
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