Joshua Tafeni ’18 learned that he is one of the final three candidates for the coveted Keane Fellowship at the University of Arizona. Josh graduated summa cum laude in April from Grand Canyon University with a B.A. in Government. He will attend UA in the fall to pursue a Masters of Public Administration, with the hope of a career serving in local government, first in the United States, and eventually in his native South Africa.
From the University of Arizona: “The Keane Fellowship is designed to identify the country’s most talented students aspiring to executive levels in local government.”
The Fellowship provides for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship while the student pursues a Masters in Public Administration, along with a paid internship that gives valuable hands-on experience serving in local government in the towns of Marana and Oro Valley, AZ.
NCS teacher Greg Moses, Josh’s former host parent and forever honorary dad, joined sister Nobi at Josh’s graduation. Mr. Moses is ecstatic that Josh has made it so far in the Keane Fellowship process but he’s not surprised. “Joshua has always had a servant’s heart and a desire to help others. I can’t imagine there could be a more fitting student for this honor.”