Student Selected to Receive 2010 Troutman-Rainey Award

FEBRUARY 11, 2011

Pictured above (L-R): Daniel Dessauer, Andre Thomas, Jason Trudell, Marissa Kuzbyt, Rachel Pastore, and Shannon Simmons

FAYETTEVILLE, NC—Jason Trudell's research titled "Environmental Performance Indicators: A Comparison by State" was selected for the 2010 Troutman-Rainey Award by the North Carolina Political Science Association (NCPSA). The NCPSA award recognizes the best political science undergraduate paper in the North Carolina.

Trudell is a 28-year-old senior who is majoring in political science. He completed his research in PSC 460 Senior Seminar in the fall of 2010. Trudell will present his paper at the 40th Annual Meeting of the NCPSA in Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 25, 2011. He is the son of William and Emily Trudell of Baraboo, Wis., and a graduate of Baraboo High School.

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