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SWOSU Student Serving as Intern at White House

July 10, 2013

Blaine Boyd 

Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Blaine Boyd is enjoying a unique and prestigious opportunity this summer as the Weatherford senior is one of four interns in the First Lady’s Correspondence Office at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Boyd said he considers 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 requires him to be in the First Lady’s Correspondence Office where he reads correspondence, drafts responses to letters, and handles gifts sent to the First Lady. He attends meetings, community service projects, and a speaker series sponsored by the White House Internship Program.

Boyd said he is impressed by the passion that each and every staff member and intern exhibit 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 will return 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 & Marketing Office. 

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