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Tolbert named APSA Minority Fellow

Naomi TolbertNaomi Tolbert has been named by the American Political Science Association (APSA) as a Minority Fellow for 2017-10. She is also currently serving in her elected position as a student representative on the SIU Board of Trustees.

Tolbert also joined the elite ranks of the 2016 Ralph Bunch Summer Institute (RBSI) alumni, sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA). She was one of fifteen individuals from across the nation to attend the exclusive program at Duke University during summer 2016. The program is named after 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, the first African American to receive a PhD in political science. RBSI, now in its 30th year, "encourages students to pursue academic careers in political science by enhancing writing, research, and analytical skills to increase competitiveness in the application and financial aid process for graduate school; developing statistical skills for data analysis used in political science; exposing participants to the significant questions in the discipline and profession of political science; introducing participants to leading political scientists; and educating participants about political science career opportunities and encouraging their application to doctoral programs in political science." (— from )

Naomi has been featured by the APSA for her academic excellence and contributions to the campus through multiple student leadership roles. Her complete APSA biography can be found here.