AHI Undergraduate Fellow Kayla Safran

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Undergraduate Fellow Kayla Safran is the inaugural recipient of a $3,500 fellowship award to the Buckley School of Public Speaking.

The AHI and the Buckley School partnered to create a fellowship for an AHI Undergraduate Fellow who has distinguished himself or herself in the work of the organization.

“I am delighted by the prospect of receiving students of Hamilton College sponsored by the AHI,” said the public speaking school founder Reid Buckley.

Ms. Safran has served as the inaugural leader of the AHI Undergraduate Fellows at Hamilton College and is from Closter, New Jersey.  She was chosen to receive the award by the AHI Charter Fellows professors Ambrose, Bradfield, and Paquette.

Since its launch in 1988, the Buckley School of Public Speaking has provided speaking and writing instruction, private coaching and media training for nearly 3000 first rank executives and political leaders. Students leave the Buckley School armed with the ability to win an auditorium of unfriendly faces or to face down Mike Wallace.

According to AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette, it is the intention of the AHI to raise sufficient funds to have a team of Buckley School faculty visit the AHI for an annual seminar to benefit undergraduates in the lost arts of oratory and rhetoric.