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Source: Krishna Tummala, 785-532-0452, tummala@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Tyler Sharp, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

GRAD STUDENT EARNS TOP PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FELLOWSHIP

MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University graduate student has been named the recipient of a prestigious fellowship for his interest in international public administration.

Dmytro Panchuk, graduate student in public administration, Ukraine, will receive the David Gould Scholarship at the 2011 American Society for Public Administration conference in Baltimore, March 11-15. Panchuk is one of four students nationwide to receive the fellowship, which includes a travel stipend to attend the conference.

Krishna Tummala, director of the master's program in public administration, nominated Panchuk for the honor.

"This fellowship recognizes and encourages students whose interests are in the area of international and comparative public administration," Tummala said. "Mr. Panchuk, who is a Muskie Fellow, is the right student in the program in that he is learning the administrative processes of not only the United States but other countries as well, and wishes to take back that knowledge to his homeland, Ukraine."

Panchuk plans to graduate in May and to pursue a doctorate in political science/public administration.

The David Gould Scholarship Program honors David Gould, a longtime professor of public administration at the University of Pittsburgh and member of the Section on International and Comparative Administration. Gould was killed in the bombing of Pan AM Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988.