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Kanady Earns Seasonal Ranger Position

Kanady Earns Seasonal Ranger Position

Nichole Kanady '20

Former Richards Center intern Nichole Kanady, '20, has earned a coveted seasonal ranger position with the National Park Service (NPS) for the summer of 2019. She will spend this summer working in interpretive operations at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia. The park preserves the site of the First and Second Battles of Bull Run, which occurred in July 1861 and August 1862, respectively. As a ranger, Nichole will lead tours of the battlefield, educating the public about the battles themselves and their military, political, and social ramifications during the Civil War. Nichole, who is pursuing a double major in History and Political Science, previously completed two internships with the NPS through the Richards Center. In the summer of 2017 she earned a Richards Center internship in interpretive operations at Gettysburg National Military Park and followed it up this past summer with another interpretive operations internship at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Earning a competitive seasonal ranger position with the NPS has been a dream come true for Nichole. She becomes the ninth Richards Center intern to earn a seasonal or permanent ranger position with the NPS, since the founding of our internship program in 2003. She reported, "I am very excited to continue down the road of public history! I cannot thank Dr. Blair and the Richards Center enough for all the help you have given me in the last three years as I worked toward this goal!"