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Iowa State University Life in Iowa Students are Interning in Marshall County

Life in Iowa

5/27/2005

AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University students are working in Marshall County this summer as part of ISU Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.

Fushun Le, a graduate student studying English, and Allison Shaw, a senior majoring in communication studies, are working for Marshall County Extension as part of ISU Extension’s Life in Iowa summer intern program.

The two Iowa State students are working in a variety of programs for the immigrant community, particularly Latino, including summer programs for preschool through fifth grade students in a bilingual elementary program, computer education and training for adults, preparation and organization of educational kits for teachers, and assistance with summer day camps.

Each Iowa State Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community volunteer project. Both women will volunteer at Woodbury Elementary School. Le will help Latino children with English and math classes and also will train immigrant Latino parents on how to use the computer. Shaw will help develop curriculum and projects.

This is the third year that a Life in Iowa intern from Iowa State has spent the summer at Marshall County Extension.

The Life in Iowa program encourages students to stay in Iowa after college graduation by involving them in the communities in which they are working. The interns complement their work experience with classroom learning and service projects that help them experience the people, businesses and organizations that make Iowa a great place to live and work. The program encourages students to develop leadership, ethics and service skills that will help them in the future.

For more information on the Life in Iowa program, visit http://www.lifeiniowa.org.

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Contacts :
Tom Ligouri, Life in Iowa, (515) 294-8483, ligouri@iastate.edu Lynette Spicer, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1327, lspicer@iastate.edu