Senior Seth Henderson Selected for White House Internship

Seth Henderson photo

The White House has taken on a maroon hue this spring.

Seth Henderson, Berea, a senior political science and criminal justice major at Eastern Kentucky University, was selected to serve a 14-week internship in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence.

According to a news release from the White House, the “mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.”

Interns are chosen through a competitive process based on their commitment to public service, demonstrated leadership in the community, and their commitment to the mission of the Obama Administration.

A Berea Community High School graduate, Henderson had support from many EKU individuals and campus offices, including the McNair Scholars Program, Call Me Mister Program, Department of Government, and the College of Justice & Safety.

Henderson also had the support of College of Justice & Safety Dean Dr. Allen Ault, President Dr. Michael Benson, Provost Dr. Janna Vice, faculty members Dr. James Wells, Dr. Norman Powell and Dr. Joe Gershtenson, as well as Rich Richmond and Debbie Sowers in the McNair Scholars office.

While at EKU, Henderson has served as president of Justice & Safety Student Leaders, president of the Golden Key Honor Society, and vice president of Alpha Phi Sigma. He also co-hosted and helped raise money for the University’s annual International Banquet.

Published on March 05, 2014