Brother Sheldon K. Ruby (Delta-Rho, Franklin & Marshall College, ’14) is one of just 30 students nationwide to be named a 2017 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University! The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is focused on promoting a positive U.S. presence in the world that reflects and respects the strength and diversity of America.
The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Over the course of the next two years, the U.S. Department of State will fund nearly $95,000 in tuition and other fees towards Brother Ruby’s graduate education. Brother Ruby hopes to use the grant to enroll in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University next fall. The fellowship also includes two internships: the first is in Washington D.C. this summer working on international issues for members of Congress; the second is an overseas internship in a U.S. Embassy next summer.
Brother Ruby is an extremely dedicated student and is involved in many things on Franklin & Marshall’s campus. He’s a member of the Diplomatic Congress, Philanthropy Chair of the Delta-Rho Chapter, and a tour guide on campus to name a few. He is a very talented young man and a fantastic representation of the Order. Congrats, Brother! A.E.K.D.B.