COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship Award 2013 – recipient Madeleine Albright
The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies presents the 2013 COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship to former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Albright will also speak on her new book, Read my Pins—a book that would never have been written if not for Saddam Hussein. When U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright criticized the dictator, his poet-in-residence responded by calling her “an unparalleled serpent.” Shortly thereafter, while preparing to meet with Iraqi officials, Albright pondered: What to wear? She decided to make a bold statement by choosing a snake pin. Although her method of communication was unconventional, her message was as old as the American Revolution—Don’t Tread on Me.
COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship Award 2012 – recipient General Brent Scowcroft
2012 COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship
Grand Valley State University, through its Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, is proud to offer the Center’s most prestigious honor – the COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship, to Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on international policy.
For all his accomplishments, the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is proud formally to recognize General Scowcroft with this fellowship.
Established in 2010 in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of Grand Valley State University, the Hauenstein Fellowship honors distinguished
individuals who have helped shape the policies that have profoundly influenced the course of our nation and world, and whose leadership and public service are in keeping with the life and values of COL Ralph W. Hauenstein.
COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship Award 2011 – recipient President Gerald Ford
2011 COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship
Grand Valley State University, through its Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, is proud to present its most prestigious award – the COL Ralph W. Hauenstein Fellowship.
This fellowship was created in recognition of COL Hauenstein’s extraordinary life, which exemplifies the service and leadership that Grand Valley State University seeks to inspire in its graduates. In 2011, the first fellowship was awarded posthumously to President Gerald R. Ford, COL Hauenstein’s good friend.