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Doctoral student Kesha Perry honored by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (2010-08-11)

Ph.D. student Kesha Perry will travel to Washington, D.C., this fall to take part in a mentor program with the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.

Perry received a highly competitive slot to work with a successful African-American public administrator.

The eight-month D.C. mentor program begins with a welcome ceremony in September and continues with workshops in February 2011 and a recognition event in April.

Perry said she hopes to learn how America's brightest servants master leadership skills.

"Mentoring is a tool or resource that could be used to supplement training, or it could be a highly effective tool to recruit young professionals into public service," Perry said. "Thus, by being a protégé, I hope to sit at the feet and study from those who help shape the America I live in; and eventually, I aspire to be half the leaders they are."

Perry works as a research associate with the Stennis Institute of Government and writes a weekly blog titled "Lift Your Voice: Engaging Black America." Her blog addresses a variety of human rights issues in Mississippi and beyond.

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