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Jonathan Potts

For immediate release:
March 4, 2003

Carnegie Mellon Student Receives Scholarship to Study Abroad

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University student Brian D. Namey, a senior in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has received a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to attend graduate school overseas.

The scholarship will pay for one year of study at a university in another country. Namey, a major in international relations and ethics, history and public policy, has applied for admission to the University of Oxford in England, where he hopes to earn a master's degree in comparative social policy. As a Rotary scholarship recipient, Namey will be charged with establishing a professional relationship with Rotarians in England and a potential partnership with the Rotary clubs in Oxford and his hometown of New Kensington, Pa.

Namey plans to attend law school after he earns a master's degree. Eventually, he wants to run for public office, and he believes that study abroad will be great preparation for a political career.

"I think the best public servants are public servants who have an international perspective," Namey said.

Namey already has political experience: He's the student body president at Carnegie Mellon, and is the former student body vice president. Namey is a 1999 graduate of Valley High School in New Kensington. He has a minor in French and has been a member of Scotch 'n' Soda Theatre. He is the son of David G. and Yvonne Namey of Edgewood Road, New Kensington.


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