Monday, December 2, 2013

Hope Graduate and Political Science Major, Jonathan Snavely, '13 Receives Prestigious Award

Hope College graduate Jonathan Snavely has received a prestigious honor for his internships in the U.S. Congress and with the Michigan Department of the Attorney General. State lawmakers presented Snavely with the Frank M. Fitzgerald Public Service Award.

Above and beyond their activities in government, Fitzgerald scholars are singled out for their excellence in academics, communication and volunteerism. The award is named after a former speaker pro tempore of the Michigan House. Fitzgerald’s widow, Ruth Fitzgerald, and son, John W. Fitzgerald, gave the award to Snavely during a ceremony at the Michigan Capitol.

Snavely interned in Washington D.C. with the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 and a year earlier served in the attorney general’s division that handles crime victims’ rights.  Snavely is a 2013 graduate of Hope College where he majored in political science.

He is a member of Curriculum Beyond the Classroom, an innovative group formed to connect students with mid-Michigan professionals. Snavely also has worked with underprivileged youngsters at Youth Haven Ranch and served an internship with the Historical Society of Michigan. In 2009, he received the Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship.

Snavely is now a full-time staff member for Rep. Joseph Haveman, R-Holland, and chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee.

Posted 12/02/2013 01:53:00 PM

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