Student Fellows Program
At the conclusion of an annual competitive application process, the Center awards stipends to talented students to serve as student fellows. Six students serve as research fellows while the others serve as marketing fellows helping the Center to market its faith and freedom educational events and scholarship. Mentoring and making employment and graduate school connections for its student fellows, the Center is a farm team of sorts that prepares promising young leaders to serve in the country’s premier national and state-based think tanks. In addition to working with student fellows, the Center served an additional 722 students last year via various educational initiatives including a three-day networking trip in Washington, D.C.
Celeste Anderson ’18 is a senior at Grove City College where she studies political science as her major and is pursuing a minor in business. Celeste is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks to her parents, her home life fostered her faith and an interest in free enterprise.
On campus, Celeste started an Executive Council through the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) which she currently chairs. AEI is a public policy think thank and Celeste has had the pleasure of attending various student conferences. Celeste is also the executive articles editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy.
During the summer of 2016, Celeste was part of the Charles Koch Institute’s Internship Program and she worked as a development and fundraising intern at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia. She has worked as a research and teaching assistant for Dr. Caleb Verbois, a professor of political science and contributing scholar with the Center for Vision & Values. Celeste is also a member of the Crimson and White alumni honorary. In her free time, Celeste likes to read, sketch, be outdoors and travel. She will spend the spring semester of 2017 studying in Florence, Italy.
Joshua Barham ’19 is a junior at Grove City College majoring in economics and Spanish. He is the deputy executive articles editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Ariella Carter ’18 is a senior at Grove City College and majoring in entrepreneurship. She is a student assistant for the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation where she is the official photographer.
Danielle DiQuattro ’18 is a senior at Grove City College and majoring in political science with a minor in economics. Her inspiration is Margaret Thatcher and her passion is public policy research, specifically in the area of economics. Her desire is to bring new and unique solutions for the failing system of welfare.
Danielle serves as the vice president and historian of the Tri-Zeta sorority. She founded, and was co-chair, of a fundraiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through her sorority. She was also able to cultivate her love for philanthropy by being a member of Crown and Scepter, a sophomore women’s leadership and service honorary.
Danielle co-founded and is president of a political discussion group on campus which debates issues of gender equality here and abroad. She is working to bring a panel to campus sponsored by her group called, “Pro-Life or Pro-Choice: Which is actually better for women.” This past summer Danielle also interned at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute which seeks to “prepare and promote conservative women leaders” in the Washington, D.C. area.
Sarah Gibbs ’18 (graduating in December 2017) is a senior at Grove City College pursuing a degree in political science. She was raised in Tennessee and began her college education at a university in South Carolina studying secondary education. After realizing that she wanted to have a greater impact than just in a single classroom she changed her major to political science and transferred to Grove City College in January 2016. Drawing on her past work experiences in the healthcare and education field as a home care assistant, a special education assistant, and a daycare teacher, Sarah plans to pursue a career that allows her to study and work to improve the health care and education systems.
Sarah is a member of the Grove City College debate team. At her previous school, Sarah was a teacher in a community Bible club, was named the social studies education representative to the University Educators’ Association, and served as treasurer for her sorority. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking, analyzing cinematic productions, and reading classic fiction.
Evan Hangliter ’19 is a junior at Grove City College majoring in business management. He is a member of the Grove City College Men’s Varsity Golf team and the Junior class president of the Student Government Association.
Carolyn Hartwick ’19 is a junior at Grove City College majoring in political science. She is a member of the Grove City College debate team.
Ian Jones ’18 is senior at Grove City College majoring in political science.
Kevin Kaufman ’18 is a senior political science major with minors in business and pre-law from Farmington, Connecticut. As a third generation Grover, Kevin chose to study at Grove City College because of his familiarity with the school’s steadfast commitment to defending individual and religious freedom and preserving free market principles.
Kevin is currently exploring a career path in business strategy and development in non-profit political organizations. This past summer, Kevin interned at the Yankee Institute for Public Policy as a business development and policy research intern and as a state-based development fellow with the Charles Koch Institute in Washington, D.C.
On campus, Kevin serves as the vice chairman of College Republicans, a student ambassador with the Office of Admissions, and as the associate style editor for the College’s Journal of Law & Public Policy. Kevin also serves as the pledge and rush chairman for the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, as treasurer of the Alexander Hamilton Society, and as an active member of the fundraising committee for the College’s Law Society. Kevin has previously served as president of the GCC Roundtable Service Honorary and as a freshman Chapel leader.
Hannah Lutz ’18 is a senior at Grove City College majoring in political science. She is co-chair of the College Republicans on campus and is the event planner for the AEI Executive Council at Grove City College.
Nicolas McCook ’19 is a junior at Grove City College majoring in political science with a minor in business administration. Cole is a member of the Grove City College Men’s Varisty Golf team.
Jennifer Montazzoli ’18 is a senior at Grove City College majoring in political science. She is the executive style editor for the Grove City College Journal of Law & Public policy.
Deanna Joy Roepcke ’18 is a senior at Grove City College majoring in political science with a minor in Biblical and religious studies. Deanna is from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. On campus, Deanna started an executive council of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Deanna is also the secretary for the College Republicans and vice president of the Hamilton Society.
During the summer of 2016, Deanna was a Charles Koch Institute intern and an events intern with Concerned Veterans for America in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time, Deanna likes to read and enjoys photography. She leads youth group at her church in Grove City. Deanna has a heart for humanitarian work and is working towards a career in that field.