Matt Mainuli ’13
Madeline Baum ’14
Ryan McCann ‘14 was selected by Trinity as a 2011-2012 Presidential Fellow. McCann is from North Hampton, NH, and is the youngest person to be selected in the history of the program. Other Trinity Fellows include Antinea Ascione ‘12 from the 2010-2011 program and Joe Malarney ‘10 from the 2009-2010 program.
The Presidential Fellows Program, based out of Washington, D.C. takes 75 students who have an interest in public policy, the U.S. Presidency, foreign policy, and other government-related issues. Each fellow is required to complete a 30-page report on a topic of his or her choice. The fellows are encouraged to go to Washington every month to do research on their paper.
McCann is writing his paper on the environmental policies of Teddy Roosevelt and George W. Bush, and is under the tutelage of Assistant Professor of American Studies and History Scott Gac. McCann was in Washington last week to do research and is hoping to get back down later this month. The research papers are due in March, when the top 15 papers will be read aloud by their writers, and two are chosen to be published in the annual anthology, “The Fellows Review.” When the Fellows go to Washington in March, they will have a chance to meet President Barack Obama.
Along with working on a year-long paper, Presidential Fellows also meet to discuss national issues with scholars in many different fields including economics, public policy and law.
The program opens up doors for Fellows, introducing them to many prestigious scholarships such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright and Truman and Gates.
McCann is majoring in History and is an active member of the Trinity community, participating in many extracurricular activities. He is a Residential Assistant, swims backstroke for the swimming team and is also a member of the diving team, Co-Founder of the Trinity College Entrepreneurs Association, an Honor Council member, and is the Student Government Association’s Class of 2014 President.