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Kevin T. Lair

Class of 2015
Major/Minor: Major: Political Science with Global Business Concentration; Minors: Economics and Pre-Law

Campus Involvement
 

EXPERIENCE

TEACHER, TEACH FOR AMERICA (May 2015 – Present): Teaches secondary social studies in Delaware.

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT, HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS, MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY INTERNSHIP (Jan. 2015 – May 2015): Assisted Minority Leader and Whip; participated in policy discussions, decisions, and committees; conducted legislative research and analysis for Republican Caucus; fielded constituent inquiries

EASTERN SHORE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, MARYLAND FEDERATION OF COLLEGE REPUBLICANS (June 2014 – May 2015): Oversaw chapters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; fundraised and expanded resources for College Republican chapters throughout the state; coordinated community outreach efforts; cemented a robust network with government officials and organizations; and helped shape the Republican Party to better reflect the will of the people and the founding principles we cherish.

COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS AND ALUMNI (FORMERLY, RECENT ALUMNI & STUDENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE) (Nov. 2013 – May 2015): Organized enrichment opportunities between current students and alumni, coordinated pathways for current students to embark on the boundless post-graduate opportunities available.

TEACHER’S ASSISTANT & CHARACTER COUNTS! COACH  (Aug. 2012 – May 2015): Developed and taught elementary classroom lessons. Also taught character skills to sixth grade students, highlighting the six character pillars– trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT AND COLUMNIST, EAST WEST CENTER INTERNSHIP (May 2014 – Aug. 2014): Quantified political, economic, security relations data between U.S. & Asia-Pacific nations; discussed domestic and international policy decisions with Congressmen, ambassadors, state officials, and related experts

THE WASHINGTON FUND PHONATHON  (Aug. 2013 – May 2014): Oversaw alumni relations, contacted alumni and updated their post-graduate information, and fundraised for the college’s Washington Fund.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE DENT INTERNSHIP (July 2013 – Aug. 2013): Handled constituent services via phone calls, in-person meetings, and site tours

U.S. SENATOR PATRICK TOOMEY INTERNSHIP (May 2013 – Aug. 2013): Handled constituent services via phone calls, in-person meetings, and site tours                                          

Through both Congressional internships, I handled over 4,000 federal constituent cases and developed a method for differentiating and handling federal, state, and local inquiries.    

 

WASHINGTON COLLEGE LEADERSHIP     

ALEXANDER HAMILTON SOCIETY  (President 1 year; VP of Public Relations 1 year; Founder, Nov. 2012 – May 2015): With demonstrated need on campus, helped found chapter. Fostered academic debate and discussions on political, economic, international issues. Brought 40th-ranked chapter to 7th in the nation.

S.H.I.E.L.D. / STUDENTS HELPING TO IMPROVE EACH-OTHERS LIVES DAILY  (President 1 year; VP of Public Relations 1 year; Certified Peer Educator; Founder, Sept. 2012 – May 2015): With demonstrated need on campus, helped found chapter. Served as academic and social counselor for students and faculty; promoted health and wellness throughout campus and the local community.

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS  (President 1 year; Vice President & VP of Public Relations 1 year; Member, Aug. 2012 – May 2015):  Coordinated dozens of lectures, events, phone banks, and campaign efforts; ran farmer’s market stand.

ENACTUS  (Chief Operating Officer 1 year; VP of Public Relations & VP of Projects 1 year; Member, Aug. 2012 – May 2015): Designed community service and empowerment initiatives within community and foreign countries. Lead entrepreneurial service projects and national presentation team.            

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF KENT COUNTY  (Volunteer Coordinator, Jan. 2013 – Sept. 2014): Taught financial literacy to students; coordinated student and community volunteer coaches for 24 classrooms in 5 schools throughout Kent County        

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION  (Chair Academics Committee 1 year; Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2013): Elected Senator; encouraged academic rigor and stress relief events

 

WASHINGTON COLLEGE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

THE ELM  (Senior Opinion Staff Columnist, Jan. 2013 – May 2015): Wrote weekly opinion column on political, economic, and social issues as well as campus events         

MARYLAND STUDENT LEGISLATURE  (Member, Oct. 2012 – May 2013): Fostered political discussion and debate; proposed laws before Maryland State Assembly         

BEST BUDDIES (ASSOCIATE MEMBER)  (Member, Aug. 2012 – May 2013): Worked with individuals who have mental and developmental disorders          

 

HONORS 

  • Washington College Dean’s List (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

2015

  • Theta of Maryland Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (National Honor Society
  • Mu Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Economics Honor Society)
  • Washington College Outstanding Senior Award – For active involvement at Washington College and in Chestertown community
  • The Elm-er of the Year Award – For hard work and dedicated service to The Elm

2014

  • Middendorf Foundation Merit Scholar – For leadership and academic success
  • Alpha Psi Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society)
  • Sigma Beta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
  • Delta Theta Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta (International Educators Honor Society)
  • S. Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows (Washington College’s flagship academic enrichment program)

2012

  • Washington College Academic Tuition Merit Scholarship
  • Congressman Charles W. Dent Citizenship Award
  • Sidney H. Segal Memorial Award
  • Captain Christopher Scott Seifert Memorial Scholarship

 

CERTIFICATIONS

September 2014 - Certified Peer Educator

March 2014 - Mental Health First Aid