Quinnipiac University College of Arts and Sciences

Grad Wins Award at Brown

In Students on September 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Mark Bouchard ’10 Named Darrell M. West Scholar

After graduating from Quinnipiac this past year with a degree in Political Science and minors in Economics and History, Mark Bouchard ventured off to Brown University to work toward a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. His selection as a Darrell M. West scholar is in recognition of his excellence in academic and community involvement during his first year in the program.

While at Quinnipiac, Mark was a member of the University Honors Program, the president of the University Democrats, and a member of the Student Government. He was also chosen as a Presidential Public Service Fellow, a position that allowed him to work in the Department of Economic Development for the Hamden town government.

Kathy Cooke, Director of Quinnipiac University Honors Program, recalled Mark as an “enthusiastic, engaged and outgoing student who excelled not only in his courses but in the wider community engagement that the Honors program values highly.” Scott McLean, the interim Chair of the Department of Political Science, praised Mark as “one of our best students and best humans we have had as a major.”

At Brown, Mark has been focusing his studies on election policy, particularly the presidential nomination system and campaign finance reform. He has also served as research assistant for Professor Susan Moffitt, collaborating on research into the FDA drugs approval process.

After completing his Master’s degree, Mark is considering pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science or finding a job with a research institution or government agency.

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