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TWU Student To Intern In Parliament

10/16/03


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University sophomore and Dallas native Elise Owolo will spend her spring as an intern in the British Parliament.

The government and legal studies major is one of three TWU students who will participate in the study abroad program at Harlaxton College in England in spring 2004. Owolo is the only TWU student and one of only four Harlaxton students to receive an internship in Parliament for the semester.

“I feel empowered by the internship,” Owolo said. “Of all the students who applied, only four were selected and all four are women.”

Dr. Jim Alexander, chair of the department of history and government, describes Ms. Owolo as a bright young woman with a promising future.

“She has an excellent record as a student and demonstrated a high degree of intellectual curiosity,” Dr. Alexander said. “She’s also demonstrated a great deal of courage by even applying for such an internship. This will be an exciting endeavor for her.”

“I’ve always wanted to study abroad, and a TWU student who went to Harlaxton two years ago told me about the internship and encouraged me to apply,” Owolo said. “I’m excited. I hope to grow intellectually from the experience.”

After graduating from TWU, Owolo plans to attend law school, practice law, be a motivational speaker encouraging students to set higher educational goals and, eventually, be a judge in the Dallas area.

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