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MCTC Alumna Melissa Rahn Receives Prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship

Posted on: December 21st, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

Melissa Parker Rahn

Lobbyist Melissa Parker Rahn of Fredrikson & Byron was selected to receive the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF) for 2011 by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She is one of 44 emerging American leaders representing 16 states and the District of Columbia selected to receive the award. Fellows participate in a 24-day traveling program, where they have the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge of political, economic, and social institutions and issues facing the United States and Europe. Rahn is a graduate of Minneapolis Community and Technical College and the University of Minnesota.

The MMF program educates emerging American and European leaders on the importance of the transatlantic relationship and encourages them to collaborate on a range of international and domestic policy challenges. Fellows are selected through competitive nationwide and regional processes and come from politics, government, media, business and the non-profit sector. American fellows visit five cities across Europe, learning about the institutions and people that drive Europe‚Äôs cities, regions, countries, and multilateral systems through meetings with local counterparts. (more…)