National Recognition

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April 16, 2012
The Washington Center, the largest independent, nonprofit academic internship program in the country, has named Bridgewater State as its Public University of the Year for 2012.[br][br][b]Dr. George Serra[/b], professor of political science, said this was "significant recognition" from a highly respected institution.[br][br]Since spring 1998, more than 75 BSU students have experienced the singular opportunities available through the center. The program provides internships across D.C., as well as abroad, for students of all majors. Students intern in government offices, communication organizations, law firms, trade and professional associations, human rights groups, and a host of other organizations.[br][br]The center offers internships in places such as the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice, National Endowment for the Arts and The World Bank.[br][br]In announcing the honor, the Washington Center's Senior Vice President Eugene J. Alpert said in a letter to Dr. Serra: "One of the many things that set Bridgewater State University apart from other institutions is your exceptional commitment to academic quality for your students in the field of experiential education. That you and members of your administration have made such a strong and conscious decision to support students attending The Washington Center academic programs is indicative of that commitment."[br][br][br]