Three Class of 2018 Graduates Receive Star of the North Fellowships

September 13, 2018

Fangzhou Chen, Luke Gagnon, and Eamonn Gallagher, all members of Minnesota Law’s class of 2018, have been named Star of the North Fellows by the state of Minnesota. Each will spend the next year in a salaried position at a state agency that aligns with their educational background and professional interests.

Chen will work in children and family services at the Department of Human Services. Gagnon’s position is in the Department of Human Services’ benefits-recovery section. Gallagher will work in freight and commercial vehicle operations at the Department of Transportation.

The Star of the North Fellowship program, now in its fifth year, is intended to expand the state’s workforce and attract talented young people to public service in an effort to address an aging workforce. Twelve fellows are selected each year.

“We are proud to have three of our graduates serving the state of Minnesota through the Star of the North Fellowship program,” said Amanda Furst, director of public interest programs at the law school. “Our alumni fellows are excited for this opportunity to gain experience in leadership and service while launching their careers with the state.”

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