Summer 2010 Commencement Exercises

Time flies when you’re having fun! Surrounded by internship supervisors, mentors and family members, the participants of the Summer 2010 Institutes, graduated today after spending the last eight weeks living, learning and interning in the nation’s capital. 

The 395 graduates hail from 46 states and 34 countries around the world. While interning 30 hours a week at various organizations throughout the city, participants also earned between 6-9 credits hours from Georgetown University.

Keynote remarks were delivered by John Allison, retried chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation and current distinguished professor of practice at Wake Forest University. His speech was entitled “Principled Leadership.”

The ceremony also featured student remarks delivered by a selected representative from each institute. Below is a quote from each of speaker:

“Participating in a TFAS program was a great decision – it gave me the opportunity to make lasting friendships, have once in a lifetime experiences, and learn a great deal. For all of that I extremely am grateful!”
Jennifer Fantin, Clemson University
Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems

“I have come to see the world as a giant newsroom… Now that our time in IPJ is coming to a close, I hope that we will always remember to make every line count. To make the story we have only begun writing, worthy of the front page.”
Jena Addison, University of Florida
Institute on Political Journalism

“We shared eight weeks together full of new experiences, new friendships, and memories that will last long after we depart.”
Evan Gold, University of Georgia
Institute on Business and Government Affairs

“My experience here in Washington, DC has truly reinvigorated my sense of philanthropy and voluntary service.”
James Wu-Ea, University of Connecticut
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service

While the students have been busy with class and work, they also found time to form life-long friendships and enjoy living in our nation’s capital. Please click here to view our Flickr account featuring many pictures from throughout the summer.

Congratulations to the Class of 2010!

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