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August 2013

SWOSU Student Serves Summer Internship at White House

SWOSU student Blaine Boyd served as a summer intern in the White House.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Blaine Boyd was one of four summer interns in the first lady’s correspondence office at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Blaine Boyd enjoyed a unique and prestigious opportunity this summer as the Weatherford senior was one of four interns in the first lady’s correspondence office at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Boyd said he considered this internship as the chance of a lifetime and is very appreciative of the opportunity to represent SWOSU and his hometown of Weatherford in Washington, D.C.

The internship required him to read correspondence, draft responses to letters, and handle gifts sent to the first lady. He attended meetings, community service projects and a speaker series sponsored by the White House internship program.

Boyd said he was impressed by the passion that each and every staff member and intern exhibited each day.

“Everyone truly cares about all the constituents,” Boyd said. “I am a firm believer in the motto of ‘service over self,’ so I hope the White House internship will allow me to better serve my community in whatever future endeavors I undertake.”

Boyd returned to Weatherford in mid-August and will resume classes at SWOSU. He will serve as student body president during the 2013-14 school year and work closely with SWOSU President Randy Beutler and continue working in the SWOSU public relations and marketing office.

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