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

March 11, 2013

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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