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The Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award

Matt Grossmann, Max Olivero, and award winnersJames Madison College and the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research are pleased to administer the annual Daniel Rosenthal Legislative Intern Award on behalf of Michigan State University. Accordingly, we call upon the assistance of legislators and intern supervisors to nominate students to be honored by this award as outstanding legislative interns. No affiliation with Michigan State University is necessary—all student interns are eligible for nomination.

Daniel Rosenthal was one of MSU's first Legislative Student Intern Program participants in January of 1977. After his unfortunate passing in June of that year the Rosenthal family established this award to pay tribute to the dignity of Dan's life and acknowledge the value that he placed on his experience as a legislative intern. Thus, to further recognize Dan's enthusiasm, intelligence, sincerity and dedication, monetary stipends will be awarded to a winner and runners-up who will be chosen from the group of nominees. These selections will be made by a committee composed of representatives from the Michigan House and Senate as well as Michigan State University.

Rosenthal award winnersPlease use the attached form to nominate an outstanding intern and have your nominee fill out the attached application. All students (regardless of school affiliation) who have interned after January 1 of the previous year are eligible and may be nominated either by their legislator or staff supervisor. These materials must be returned to:
Rosenthal Award Committee
Attn: Katherine Cusick
321 Berkey Hall
509 E. Circle Drive East Lansing, MI 48824-1111
or e-mail: cusickk@msu.edu
The deadline to apply is in the early spring each year.

All  nominees, and winners, their families and supporters will be recognized at a special ceremony in the Mackinac Room of the Anderson House Office Building. For more information, please contact: Maxwell Olivero, James Madison College, (517) 353-6757,  jmcfeo@msu.edu or Katherine Cusick, IPPSR, (517) 353-1357, cusickk@msu.edu.

 

 

Past Award Recipient ---- Nominator

  • Travis Colwell ---- Sen. Mike Green
  • Thom Jordan ---- Rep. Thomas Scott
  • Bruce Foster ---- Rep. Bela Kennedy
  • Johanna Durand ---- Rep. Mary Brown
  • Paul Welday ---- Rep. Wilbur Brotherton
  • Susan Zimmerman ---- Sen. William Sederburg
  • Ann Parker ---- Sen. William Faust
  • Kathy Lewis ---- Rep. Curtis Hertel
  • Robinn Churchill ---- Rep. Pat Gagliardi
  • Shandra Shapiro ---- Rep. David Gubow
  • Adrienne Bass ---- Sen. Rudy Nicols
  • Michael Bailey ---- Rep. Michael Bennane
  • Christopher Weiss ---- Rep. Perry Bullard
  • Bryan Roosa ---- Sen. John Engler
  • B. Scott Durham ---- Rep. Bill Martin
  • Jay M. Smith ---- Rep. David B. Robertson
  • Lee Zacka ---- Sen. Dick Posthumus
  • Marcela Kress ---- Rep. John Freeman
  • Cyntia Essenmacher ---- Sen. Bill Bullard
  • Elizabeth Thompson ---- Sen. Mat Dunaskiss
  • Megan Biganeiss ---- Sen. David Jaye
  • Stephanie Ellis ---- Rep. Artina Tinsley Hardman
  • Irene Kepler ---- Rep. Michael Switalski
  • Andrew Kramer ---- Rep. Alexander Lipsey
  • Emily Dievendorf ---- Rep. Alexander Lipsey
  • Adam ElBenni ---- Rep. Larry Julian
  • Amanda Fopma ---- Sen. Michael Switalski
  • Michael Arbanas ---- Rep. Lee Gonzales
  • Nathaniel Knapper ---- Rep. Fulton Sheen & Sen. Ken Sikkema
  • Samantha Mills ---- Rep. Robert B. Jones
  • Gopi Patel ---- Rep. Kevin Green
  • Ashley Morris ---- Rep. Michael Switalski
  • Luke Wagner ---- Sen. Alan Cropsey
  • Travis Colwell
  • Jacob Santangelo
  • Noelle Lufkin
  • Kyle O'Meara
  • Taylor Thursh
  • Daniel Cavins