Alumnus makes $5,000 gift to Summer Internship Scholarship for New Paltz students

March 11, 2013
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Jeffrey Korn ’79 (Communication Studies, Political Science) has made the initial gift to the 2013 Summer Internship Scholarship Fundraising Campaign for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LA&S). Korn donated $5,000 to the fund, which is intended to make it possible for students to participate in low-paying or unpaid summer internships that are relevant to their areas of study.

Applicants for the Summer Internship Scholarship must be majoring in a department or program within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  A committee of faculty and professional staff, chaired by the dean, will select the recipients based on several criteria. Awards of up to $1,000 per student will be made. The advisory board seeks to raise $15,000 this year.

“These experiences are enormously meaningful for our students,” said LA&S Dean James Schiffer. “They provide opportunities for students to learn in real-world settings with working professionals. Internships help students apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to actual job situations.”

Korn stated, “The time I spent at New Paltz prepared me extraordinarily well for the challenges and opportunities in life. I hope in some small way this pledge will inspire other alumni to join the effort to help today’s students have as enriching an experience as I had.”

Korn currently serves as chief legal officer of Crexendo, Inc. Korn. He lives in Austin, Texas, and is a member of the LA&S Advisory Board.

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