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Hillsdale College Graduate Abraham Ourth Selected For Dunn Fellowship

Ourth will participate in yearlong internship for Illinois governor’s office

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Hillsdale, Mich. – Hillsdale College congratulates recent graduate Abraham Ourth on being selected to participate in the Illinois Governor’s Office James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship.

“The Dunn Fellowship is a remarkable opportunity for recent graduates to gain valuable experience in public policy and government work,” said Charles N. Steele, associate professor and Herman A. and Suzanne S. Dettwiler chair in economics. “Abraham has talent for original, outside-the-box, yet solidly grounded thinking. We’re proud to see Abraham putting his abilities and his Hillsdale education to work in public service and wish him the best as he steps into this new endeavor following graduation. He’ll do well.”

Hosted by the Governor’s Office of Illinois, the Dunn Fellowship each year awards high-achieving college graduates internships in a variety of state government roles like communications, legislative affairs, federal affairs, general counsel, public engagement, policy and more. Fellows work in offices in the state capitol of Springfield, Illinois; Chicago, IL; and Washington, DC from August through July. For more information on the Dunn Fellowship, click here.

Ourth graduated on May 12, 2018 with a major in political economy.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit

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