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Friends, Awards, Education And Service: Alumni Weekend 2012


The 2012 Alumni Weekend was held June 22-23 in Washington, D.C. More than 175 TFAS alumni participated in the annual reunion. Throughout the weekend alumni enjoyed a series of events from an awards luncheon to a pub crawl with a museum visit, service project and networking events in between.

“The annual TFAS Barbecue was a very enjoyable event,” said Karen Fowler (B 10, ILA 11). “I was able to rekindle friendships with my former classmates and meet new alumni.”

The weekend kicked off with a luncheon at Clyde’s of Chinatown to honor the recipients of the 2012 Alumni Awards. Award winners included Christopher Hull (E 91), winner of the Alumnus Achievement award; Jessica Taylor (J 05), winner of the Young Alumnus Award; and the Atlanta Chapter, winner of the Chapter of the Year Award, led by President Andrea Huels (E 86)Click here to learn more about the 2012 Alumni Awards.

Following the luncheon, alumni headed to the nearby National Portrait Gallery for a tour, which included the “America’s Presidents” exhibit. That evening alumni gathered at TFAS Headquarters for a reception where they caught up over food and drink and networked with fellow alumni.

The following morning, alumni were joined by students from the U.S. summer programs for a service project at the Historic Congressional Cemetery where they cleaned the inside of various burial vaults. The group then headed to the annual student and alumni BBQ at Georgetown University’s campus. At the BBQ students and alumni participated in a corn-hole tournament and raffle fundraisers organized by the 2012 IPVS class.

Alumni Weekend concluded with a party bus pub-crawl through the city on Saturday night. Participants visited Brass Monkey in Adams Morgan, Science Club in Dupont Circle and Old Glory in Georgetown.

“It is wonderful to share a common interest in the mission of TFAS and to keep in touch over time with people who make it all happen,” Fowler concluded. “Since I’m back in Washington, D.C., I look forward to expanding my TFAS alumni network!”


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