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Over 100 Attend Alumni Weekend In Washington

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Over 100 alumni and friends attended the 2009 Alumni Weekend held June 26 – 27 in Washington, D.C. Traveling from across the country, participants enjoyed the chance to reunite with former classmates and meet new friends.

This special celebration included the second-annual cocktail reception at the Georgetown University Alumni House on Friday night, a five year reunion for the class of 2004, the annual student/alumni BBQ on Saturday afternoon, followed by the first ever “M Street Stroll” on Saturday night.

(l.-r.) Dana Gross-Rhode (J 04) and Jenni Weber (B 04) reunite at the Alumni Cocktail Reception at the Georgetown Alumni house. The class of 2004 celebrated its five year reunion at the Tombs thereafter.
(l.-r.) Dana Gross-Rhode (J 04) and Jenni Weber (B 04) reunite at the Alumni Cocktail Reception at the Georgetown Alumni house. The class of 2004 celebrated its five year reunion at the Tombs thereafter.

Over 80 attended the Friday night reception, where many alumni met for the first time. The group mingled and networked at the newly renovated alumni house which served as a perfect venue for the alumni to relive their days at Georgetown.

The Class of 2004 then moved to the Tombs restaurant where they reminisced about their time with TFAS and continued the celebration of their 5-year reunion.

2009 serves as the 10 year anniversary of IPVS and alumni of the institute marked the milestone in a various ways throughout the weekend. On Friday afternoon, students and alumni participated in a networking luncheon and panel.

Twelve discussion leaders, all of whom were either IPVS alumni or Board of Visitors members hosted these roundtable discussion groups and talked about their own experience after TFAS.

The IPVS festivities continued on to Saturday morning, when alumni and students from various institutes participated in a volunteer event at Ross Elementary School. Volunteers cleaned up the outside playground of the school, which is located next door to the new TFAS building, the Center for Teaching Freedom. CLICK HERE for more information on the 10 year anniversary celebration of IPVS.

On Saturday afternoon alumni joined the class of 2009 at the annual BBQ on Georgetown University’s Observatory grounds.

Alumni and students participated in the annual limbo contest during the BBQ on Saturday night
Alumni and students participated in the annual limbo contest during the BBQ on Saturday night

The IPVS class held their annual raffle in order to raise money for a student grant making project, while alumni and mentors enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks with the 2009 students.

After the BBQ, alumni headed to the Tombs as the start of the first ever “M Street Stroll” took place. Alumni traveled through Georgetown to the Tombs, Rhino Bar, Mr. Smith’s and Third Edition and relived their days with TFAS.

Throughout the weekend, the Class of 2008 made an outstanding showing, with over 30 participants from the summer, international and semester TFAS programs.

 

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