On Monday the Indiana State Senate recognized 11 interns for their outstanding efforts as Senate Democrat Interns during the 2011 session of the 117th Indiana General Assembly. The resolution was authored by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus and was passed unanimously by the Senate.
Intern Andrew Dezelan of Greenfield was awarded with a $3,000 scholarship from Verizon Communications for being the most outstanding intern in the Senate Democratic caucus this session. Dezelan is a recent graduate of Indiana University where he studied political science.
Additionally, intern Jerry Parkinson was honored with the $1,000 Rick Gudal Memorial Scholarship. Parkinson is a senior at Indiana University majoring in political science and minoring in history. The Rick Gudal Public Service Scholarship Fund awards an intern from both senate caucuses each year who best exemplifies the public service legacy and love of education of former Senate Democratic staffer Rick Gudal.