Barfels-Waples Internship Program
From 2005 to 2013, the City Manager's Office offered alumni of the Loveland Student Government night the opportunity to intern with the City of Loveland to further expose them to public service and to assist them in their careers. The Barfels-Waples Management Internship is named in honor of long-serving Loveland City Manager Wayne Barfels and highly respected Loveland City School District superintendent Chuck Waples. Both men served the community in the early years of the Student Government Night program development and were instrumental in shaping the community of Loveland today. This program was discontinued beginning with the 2013 Budget due to revenue losses.
A 2005 graduate of Loveland High School, Kevin went on to pursue a Master's in Public Administration at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill after he completed his internship with the City of Loveland and graduated from Miami University in Oxford. As of 2012, Kevin has entered public service by working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina.
A 2009 graduate of Loveland High School, Ana is attending the prestigious Indiana University's Kelly School of Business in Bloomington. Her internship project with the City in 2010 was to promote recycling in the community with the goal of increasing the City's recycling rate to above 20% of the waste stream. Her marketing skills paid off for the City as Loveland's recycling rates, which have continued to exceed 20% since her internship, and she completed her project in time and below budget. She has since gone on to gain a prestigious internship with Proctor and Gamble.
A 2009 graduate of Loveland High School, Sam is attending the internationally renowned Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. In 2011, Sam was one of two interns who researched, wrote and presented the Budget Sustainability presentation Citizen's Budget Guide. This project earned the Ohio City/County Management Association award for citizen participation in 2012 because it involved residents in the process of balancing the City's budget in light of looming fiscal challenges stemming from changes in Ohio tax laws and reductions in state funding.
An alumna of Loveland High School from 2010, Natalie attends Boston University where she is studying International Relations and Russian and Eastern European Studies. She is fluent in Russian. Natalie was the co-leader with Sam Cardwell on the award-winning Budget Sustainability project. Natalie is attending internationally renowned Moscow State University to further learn about Russia, and hopes to work in the foreign service when she graduates.
A 2006 alumnus of Loveland High School, Marc graduated from Kent State University with a degree in political science and hopes to be a City Manager someday. He is planning to pursue a Master’s in public administration.
A 2011 graduate of Loveland High School, Shelby attends Miami University in Oxford. Shelby interned at the City in 2012 and lead the creation of the Citizen’s Budget Guide: Election Edition. This document was utilized to communicate to residents the looming fiscal challenges and the options available to meet those challenges in advance of the November 2012 election. This document had over 1,300 downloads through the City’s website. Shelby is completing her sophomore year at MU.