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David Barbier Jr. ’23 BA (IR) named 2021 Jeff Ubben Posse Fellow

August 9, 2021

David BarbierDavid Barbier Jr. ’23 was looking to explore more of his professional interest in television, radio and film and stretch himself in a challenging role. He found what he was searching for after applying and being named a 2021 Jeff Ubben Posse Fellow.

After a tumultuous year of lockdown, I just wanted to continue to push myself to new heights,” Barbier says. Barbier, a Posse Scholar, is studying television, radio and film in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and international relations in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Syracuse University partners with the Posse Foundation to admit high school students from Miami with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, providing a full-tuition Posse Leadership Scholarship. The Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows are leaders in their communities who have demonstrated academic excellence as Posse Scholars.

The award includes a $10,000 stipend and a summer internship, working closely with an industry leader.

“Posse scholars get the opportunity to apply for the Jeff Ubben Fellowship their sophomore year of college in the hopes of shadowing an industry leader within their field,” says Barbier, who is also a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. “I was blessed with the opportunity to shadow CEO of AMC Networks Josh Sapan.”

The fellowship took place in New York City from June 21 through Aug. 2.

Read the full story, written by Kathleen Haley, via the SU News website.

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