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Six APUS Students and Alumni Named Presidential Management Fellowship Finalists for 2014

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va., April 29, 2014— American Public University System (APUS) today announced that six American Military University (AMU) graduate students and alumni have been named finalists in the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program class of 2014 from among approximately 7,000 applicants nationwide.

The 2014 APUS finalists and their degree programs include:

  • Donald Barnett, Management, Grafton, Ill. 
  • Cortney Chambers, Intelligence Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Natalie Finley, International Relations and Conflict Resolution, Tampa, Fla. 
  • Hamilton Jackson, Business Administration, Virginia Beach, Va. 
  • Brian McGee, Intelligence Studies, Las Vegas, Nev. 
  • Anthony Triplin, Business Administration, Norfolk, Va. 

Nearly 30 APUS graduate students and alumni have been named as finalists in the two-year paid federal government fellowship program since 2012 and have landed full-time positions with agencies such as: the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Department of Homeland Security.

“The PMF program is a highly selective and distinguished opportunity for our students and alumni from diverse backgrounds to demonstrate their capabilities and skills. In being selected, each finalist has proven professional achievement and leadership potential.  We are confident they will continue to excel,” said APUS Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Karan Powell.

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PMF fellows are offered a two-year leadership development opportunity in the federal government. Begun in 1977, the program places fellows in up to 50 agencies across the federal government. Fellows are provided six-month job rotations, exceptional training opportunities, and access to a cadre of highly-placed government officials.