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Riceboro man finishes leadership program
0904 Kenneth Grant
Kenneth Grant - photo by Photo provided.
Kenneth Eli Grant, MPH, of Riceboro, graduated from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Emerging Leaders Program on July 29, in Washington, D.C.
The program, authorized by President Bill Clinton in 2000, is a two-year federal internship that enables individuals to become leaders in the Department of Health and Human Services and across the federal government. Interns complete rotations nationally and internationally, fulfill six training sessions in Washington, receive mentoring and generate a project that culminates the two-year experience.
Of nearly 3,500 applicants in 2007, Grant was one of 43 candidates admitted into the program. Thirty-five people completed the fellowship.   
The program enables interns to develop and enhance leadership competencies that could transcend into roles in the senior executive service.
Grant is a public health analyst with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. In 2006, he graduated summa cum laude from Armstrong with a master’s degree in public health in community health education. Grant earned a bachelor’s of science in psychology in 2004 from Valdosta State University. He is a 2000 graduate from Liberty County High School.  
He is the son of David Grant Jr. of Riceboro and the late Carolyn Elaine Darby Grant. He is the nephew of Willie Lee Halsell Sr. and Mamie Lee Grant Halsell of Midway. He is the grandson of the late David Grant Sr. and Louisiana Fagan Grant-Askew of Riceboro, and the late Arthur Wastine Darby Sr. and Bertha Pearline Nelson Darby of Orangeburg, S.C.

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