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Two Students Named as Stanley Fink Legislative Interns

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2007) -- The University at Albany's Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies has announced that senior Kristen Arditi and junior Nicole Miklos were selected for the Stanley Fink Legislative Internship for the spring 2007 semester.

Supported by an initial grant from the Bell-Atlantic Foundation, the University at Albany established the legislative internship in memory of the late Stanley Fink, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly. To be eligible for the internship, a student must meet the academic requirements for the Dean's List, earn at least 56 academic credits at the University at Albany and be accepted into the New York State Assembly Internship Program.

Arditi, of Yonkers, N.Y., is a psychology major with a Spanish and English minor. Her grade point average is 3.74. Her academic achievements include Dean's List, National Honors Society, Presidential Honors Society and Phi Beta Kappa.

While at the University, Arditi has participated in Middle Earth as a peer crisis hotline member; served as National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grant research assistant; and works as a housing manager in residential life.

Arditi's other experiences include working in the Registrar's Office and volunteering for numerous community service projects, including Habitat for Humanity. She participated in the International Immersion Program in Valencia, Spain during the spring 2006 semester.

Arditi plans on attending law school in the fall of 2007.

Miklos, of Linderhurst, N.Y., is a psychology major with a minor in educational studies. She has a grade point average of 3.82. Her academic achievements include Dean's List, Spellman Achievement Award, Kermit L. and Phyllis A. Hall Inaugural Scholarship, Presidential Honor Society and Psi Chi.

While at the University, Miklos has participated in Middle Earth as a crisis hotline counselor and served as sexual health peer educator for Project Shape and research assistant with the Psychology Department.

Miklos' other experiences include working in legal aid for a private law firm. She plans to attend law school to focus on health or business law in the fall of 2007

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