Florida A&M University (FAMU) Honor Student Association President Jeffrey Simmons is making a name for himself and FAMU in the nation’s capital. Simmons has been awarded the prestigious Charles B. Rangel Fellowship in International Affairs for 2019.
Named for former New York Congressman Charles Rangel, the fellowship is a program administered by Howard University that seeks to prepare young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
Simmons, who is majoring in political science at FAMU, completed a summer internship in communications with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. He says of the Fellowship, “This is a tremendous opportunity and I look forward to learning more about the Foreign Service and how our foreign policy initiatives affect the world.”
The program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those interested in helping shape a more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing and implementing U.S. foreign policy.