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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Announces 2003 Fellows

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 56 James Madison Fellows for the year 2003 in its twelfth annual fellowship competition. James Madison Fellowships support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies.

Named in honor of the fourth president of the United States and acknowledged "Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights," a James Madison Fellowship funds up to $24,000 of each Fellow's course of study toward a master's degree. That program must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.

The 56 James Madison Fellows were selected in competition with applicants from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the nation's island and trust territories. The fellowships are funded by income from a trust fund in the Treasury of the United States and from additional private gifts, corporate contributions, and foundation grants. Recipients are required to teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of fellowship support. The award is intended to recognize promising and distinguished teachers, to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government, and thus to expose the nation's secondary school students to accurate knowledge of the nation's constitutional heritage.

Founded by Act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the federal government. Additional information may be found at

2003 James Madison Fellows

Current Teachers (Senior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and secondary school where they teach

Alabama Ben D. Sciacca Restoration Academy; Fairfield, AL
Alaska Jennifer L. Faris Bartlett High School; Anchorage, AK
Arizona Michael B. Suchowierski Kingman Academy of Learning; Kingman, AZ
California Mark D. Allendorf 1 Jordan Middle School; Palo Alto, CA
California Zachary A. Crowell Turlock High School; Turlock, CA
California Richard A. Vanden Bosch 2 Hickman Middle School; Hickman, CA
Colorado Robert J. Warmack Clear Creek High School; Evergreen, CO
Connecticut Nora M. Mocarski Wamogo Regional High School; Litchfield, CT
Florida Michelle L. Hoffman Tampa Catholic High School; Tampa, FL
Florida Ronald J. Miller 3 Jewett Academy; Winter Haven, FL
Georgia Daniel C. Byrd Northgate High School; Newnan, GA
Hawaii Rachel H. Lau Punahou School; Honolulu, HI
Idaho Karen L. Coughenour Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy; Coeur d'Alene, ID
Iowa Daniel E. Kelly Valley Southwoods Freshman High School; West Des Moines, IA
Kansas Scott D. Harder Goddard Senior High School; Goddard, KS
Kentucky Rebecca G. Williams Bryan Station Senior High School; Lexington, KY
Louisiana Patricia S. Arceneaux Our Lady of Divine Providence School; Metairie, LA
Maine Stephanie A. Doane Deering High School; Portland, ME
Maryland Stephen M. Miller Walter Johnson High School; Bethesda, MD
Maryland Karl E. Sanzenbacher 4 Roland Park Elementary/Middle School; Baltimore, MD
Michigan Connie L. Beson Central High School; Bay City, MI
Minnesota Marcie R. Greenwaldt Delano Senior High School; Delano, MN
Mississippi John D. Roach Saint Andrew's Episcopal School; Ridgeland, MS
Missouri Bradley D. Griffith Metro Academic & Classical Hs; Saint Louis, MO
Nebraska Mark D. Smith Millard West High School; Omaha, NE
Nevada Brett A. Barry Spanish Springs High School; Sparks, NV
New Jersey Christy E. Marrella Rosa International Middle School; Cherry Hill, NJ
New Mexico Ivy P. Farguheson Menaul School; Albuquerque, NM
North Dakota Brian Ham La Moure High School; La Moure, ND
Ohio Heather L. Merckens Huron High School; Huron, OH
Pennsylvania Lynne M. O'Hara Germantown Academy; Fort Washington, PA
South Dakota Karen J. Koupal Rapid City Academy; Rapid City, SD
Tennessee Kevin T. Brewer Big Sandy High School; Big Sandy, TN
Texas Scott D. Crossno 5 Pearland High School; Pearland, TX
Texas Stephen M. Popp 6 Plano Senior High School; Plano, TX
Utah Kathleen M. Tundermann Rowland Hall-St Mark's School; Salt Lake City, UT
Vermont Thomas J. Bohler Bellows Falls Union High School; Bellows Falls, VT
Virginia Edward A. Bosha Meadowbrook High School; Richmond, VA
Washington Andrea Y. Kozak Hawkins Middle School; Belfair, WA
Wisconsin Marc C. Lundquist South Middle School; Eau Claire, WI


Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school

Arkansas George D. Schieffler University of the South; Sewanee, TN
Delaware Vincent F. Monsen University of Delaware; Newark, DE
District of Columbia Tynika T. Young Saint Peter's College; Jersey City, NJ
Illinois Kristen M. Benson Georgetown University; Washington, DC
Indiana Michael E. Simms Indiana University at Bloomington; Bloomington, IN
Massachusetts Whitney H. Davidson Grinnell College; Grinnell, IA
Montana Richard M. Stern University of California-Berkeley; Berkeley, CA
New Jersey Sarah A. Figlewski 7 Wesleyan University; Middletown, CT
New York Caren B. Lee Brown University; Providence, RI
North Carolina John M. Moseley University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Greensboro, NC
Oregon Kristin M. Ferrales Stanford University; Stanford, CA
Rhode Island Erik J. Chaput Providence College; Providence, RI
South Carolina Cynthia J. Welborn Erskine College; Due West, SC
Texas Melinda A. Lemke Bucknell University; Lewisburg, PA
West Virginia Joanna L. Reynolds West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV
Wyoming Chase L. Anfinson University of Wyoming; Laramie, WY

1 Mr. Allendorf's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.

2 Mr. Vanden Bosch's fellowship, the Henry Salvatori-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation of Los Angeles, California.

3 Mr. Miller's fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.

4 Mr. Sanzenbacher's fellowship is funded by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation of Washington, D.C.

5 Mr. Crossno's fellowship is funded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, Texas.

6 Mr. Popp's fellowship is funded by the Rockwell Fund, Inc., of Houston, Texas.

7 Ms. Figlewski's fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation, Inc., of Roseland, New Jersey.