The 2011 Alumni Weekend was held June 24 – 25 in Washington, D.C. More than 175 TFAS alumni participated in the annual reunion.
Alumni weekend offers alumni the chance to reunite with former classmates, meet students from current summer institutes and enjoy the sites of the city. Several new events were added this year that provided alumni with social, educational and volunteer activities – just like the TFAS student programs.
The weekend began with a tour of the Library of Congress on Friday afternoon. Ten alumni met for a private guided tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building where they learned about the history of the Library of Congress and viewed the main reading room, the great hall and Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection.
On Friday evening, alumni gathered at the National Association of Realtors for a reception overlooking the U.S. Capitol. Alumni Affairs Director Emily Hill (P 05) and TFAS President Roger Ream (E 76) spoke about alumni programming and outreach initiatives and encouraged alumni to stay connected to TFAS.
On Saturday morning, several alumni participated in the first-ever alumni weekend service project. Alumni were joined by students from the U.S. summer programs at the Historic Congressional Cemetery where they cleared debris, excavated a walkway and performed grounds maintenance.
The annual student and alumni BBQ was held on Georgetown University’s campus on Saturday afternoon and garnered record attendance from students and alumni. Attendees participated in the cornhole tournament and raffle fundraisers organized by the 2011 IPVS class. Former TFAS Professor Dr. George Viksnins attended the event and caught up with his former students.
Alumni Weekend wrapped up with a party bus pub crawl throughout the city on Saturday evening. Participants visited H Street Country Club, Science Club in Dupont Circle and Old Glory in Georgetown.