For Immediate Release: October 11, 2012
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – Glenville State College senior Marketing major Matthew Thompson has been featured in the current issue of a national magazine. The magazine, Traditions, is the quarterly publication of The National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation. In a guest editorial, Thompson discusses growing up as a member of the NRA, participating in NRA Foundation grant-funded programs, and interning at the National Rifle Association headquarters this past summer in Fairfax, Virginia.
“The NRA, and particularly the Friends of NRA program, is very important to me and my family. Having the chance to intern for such a large organization at the national level was an amazing experience. Being featured in Traditions magazine is such an honor; I am grateful for all the opportunities the NRA has given me,” said Thompson.
“Matthew worked extremely hard for the Friends of NRA program during his time as a summer intern. He was responsible for developing new tools to market the Friends of NRA program and the NRA Youth Education Summit. It was only natural to ask Matthew to summarize his role as a Friends of NRA intern in a Guest Editorial in Traditions,” said NRA Event Services Manager Jeremy Greene.
Thompson is receiving minors in Art and Nonprofit Leadership and Management (with a Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certification) at GSC. He is Vice President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), Project Manager for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), on the Service Committee for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), and manages social media for Alpha Rho Tau (ART). Thompson is a native of St. Albans, West Virginia (Kanawha County).
Visit www.friendsofnra.org/traditions to read the editorial.