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aaduna + whalen = exciting summer times ahead!

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aaduna welcomes Ms. Madelaine Whalen, an English Literature, and Political Science major with a minor in Woman and Gender Studies at ElmiraCollege in New YorkState to our staff as our summer intern.  Ms. Whalen is originally from the peninsula area of Woolwich, Maine and is spending this summer in the Rochester and Auburn, NY areas.

Ms. Whalen will be a senior in the fall 2014 semester; expects to graduate in June 2015, and is currently serving her second year as president and managing editor of ElmiraCollege's literary magazine, Sibyl.  Ms. Whalen has workedwith the college magazine for the past three years.  Her work has been published in the school paper, The Octagon, and in Sibyl.  She also holds leadership positions in other campus clubs and groups.  

Maddy Whalen is a peer mentor; has high ropes course experience; is a Dean’s List and Honors Scholar at Elmira and a recipient of the Elmira College Presidential Scholarship.  Currently, Ms. Whalen has a cumulative gpa of 3.969/…

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