Kovaloski Earns First Murtha Fellowship


posted December 07, 2017

Hunter Kovaloski, a junior Political Science and Sociology major from Flinton, PA, was selected as the first Murtha Fellow at Pitt-Johnstown for the fall term. 

Murtha Fellow

Hunter Kovaloski is welcomed to the House floor by Mike Turzai, Speaker of the PA House of Representatives (left), and Johnstown Rep. Bryan Barbin (right).

The Murtha Fellowship is a semester-long program designed to provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, expand their knowledge of public issues, and engage in public service.

The fellowship is sponsored by the John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness.

The Murtha Fellowship was designed to ensure that Congressman Murtha’s legacy be a living legacy that inspires new generations of Americans to acquire the habits and develop the skills necessary to make a difference in their communities and their nation. 

During the semester, Mr. Kovaloski spent time in the City Manager’s Office and other city government offices, attended a meeting of the Johnstown City Council, assisted with Murtha Center events, and shadowed Rep. Bryan Barbin for a day at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.