On Friday December 10th, TFAS bid farewell to the Capital Semester class of Fall 2010 by hosting a graduation ceremony on Capitol Hill. Forty-nine students from around the country and world gathered with their parents, internship supervisors and mentors to celebrate their successes and the completion of the 15-week program.
The ceremony, held at the Capitol Visitor’s Center, featured commencement remarks delivered by Former U.S. Congressman, Thomas M. Davis III of Virginia and student testimonials by Steven DeFalco and Mohammad Sagha.
“The Fund for American Studies organized a 15 week journey that immersed each and every one of us in Washington’s rich political sphere. This semester imparted upon us life skills, knowledge, professional development, and friendships that will carry us on our way.”
Steven DeFalco, Flagler College
Intern, Office of Senator Bill Nelson of Florida
“What makes this program unique is the type of driven, smart, and ambitious individuals it attracts. It takes a certain type of person to choose to participate in this program, and my time here through The Fund for American Studies program has really shown me that. I was constantly impressed at the level of engagement from my peers and their intellectual curiosity at the world around them.”
Mohammad Sagha, DePaul University
Intern, Foreign Policy Magazine
Click here to view a slideshow video featuring highlights of the students’ semester experience.