The Jean O’Connor-Snyder Fund

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The Jean O’Connor-Snyder Fund supports civic education programming at the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. The Fund, as well as the Jean O’Connor Snyder Internship Program (JOIP) are lovingly named in honor of Jean O’Connor-Snyder, or “Mrs. O’C”, to the Capstone Men and Women at the University of Alabama who were directed by her from 1969 to 1975. Beginning in the 1970s, Jean O’Connor-Snyder was a cherished mentor to undergraduates both in school and in their subsequent careers. The internship program is an effort to extend her legacy and provide experiences similar to those of UA student interns in the 1970s who served under the direction of Dr. David Mathews, then president of the University.The JOIP provides experiential learning opportunities for college students to build civic skills by working alongside Alabama communities in capacity-building projects. DMC administers the JOIP program, collaborating with faculty mentors to recruit students from colleges and universities across Alabama.

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