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John Pevy ′11 Named An Emerson National Hunger Fellow

Publication Date: 3/30/2011

Rhodes senior John Pevy of Clinton, Tenn., has been selected to participate in the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship program. Presented by the Congressional Hunger Center, the program provides unique leadership development opportunities for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.

Each year, 20 participants are selected for this 11-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level. These include food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups and faith-based organizations. Pevy will not find out about his placement until this summer.

For his second term of service, Pevy will go to Washington, D.C. to serve with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies.

A senior history major and first-generation college student, Pevy serves as an advocate for the homeless and sings with the Rhodes male a cappella group Woolsocks. He will graduate from Rhodes in May with future plans including attending law school.

The son of Stanley and Lisa Pevy, he grew up in Halls Crossroads and graduated from Halls High School.

Tags: Honors, Service, Students

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Ben Morris March 30, 2011

Congratulations, John Pevy. You′re the man.

Laurence Albert March 30, 2011

Bravo, John!  I am not shocked at all by this good news. Your voice teacher is proud of you, and your human example. Keep going, sir!

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