The Archer Center Spotlight: July 2015
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The Archer Center Spotlight: July 2015

Summer 2015 Graduate Fellows Thrive in D.C.

The 2015 Graduate Fellows are wrapping up a busy summer in the nation's capital. In addition to working full-time in their internships, the cohort has enjoyed tours of the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, and National Public Radio offices, and attended class at the Jefferson Memorial. "While my internship at the National Archives and academic class on federal policy making have invigorated me to return to my job as a high school U.S. government teacher, the fellowship of living in Washington, D.C., with 20 other graduate students from across Texas has really been the highlight of the program," said Graduate Fellow Emily Worland.

Summer 2015 Graduate Fellows enjoy a tour of the Pentagon. 

Friends of The Archer Center Trust Initiatives Unveiled

We're thrilled to announce the five initiatives fully funded through the Friends of The Archer Center TrustThe selected initiatives - including scholarships for first-generation college students, travel vouchers for Archer Fellows, and scholarships for veterans - were unveiled at a reception at The Archer Center this month with Congressman and Mrs. Archer, Trustees, Archer Center alumni and current Fellows. Many thanks to the members of the 2015 Friends of The Archer Center Trust!

The Honorable Bill Archer
Sharon Archer
Arturo Barrio*
Jim Bayless
Chris Bjornson
Austin Bonner*
Donald G. Carlson
Julia Carlson
Kimberly Chambers
Michael Coleman
Anna Bell Gall*
Drew Galloway*
Robert Garcia*
Mel Gold
Laura Gorecki*
Ted Harpham
Marilyn Harris

* indicates Archer Center alumni 
Todd Hill*
Carolyn Hodges
Allie Medack*
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi*
Karim Moghrabi
Katie Naranjo*
Lisa Archer Parker
Krupa Patel*
Hans Rickhoff
Shannon Sawyer
Bret Schenewerk*
Paul Seegers*
Spring 2010 Class of Archer Fellows
Summer 2013 Class of Graduate Fellows
J. Tom Ward
Bill Wicker
Walter Wukasch
Summer 2015 Graduate Fellows and Archer Center alumni with Congressman Archer at the reception unveiling the 2015 Trust initiatives.
Archer Center Director Katie Romano with Trustees Sharon Archer, Advisory Board Chairman Don Carlson, and Congressman Archer.

Alumnus Selected as Inaugural Franklin Project Ambassador

Fall 2008 Archer Fellow alumnus Gordon Rooney was selected as one of 45 inaugural Ambassadors for The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project. Led by U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, The Franklin Project envisions a future in which a year of full-time national service is a cultural expectation and rite of passage for every young American. “From my own experience, I know firsthand the value of service,” Rooney said. “After graduating from UT Austin, I served with City Year, a nonprofit organization focused on education and the national dropout crisis. The work was important but the impact the experience had on my fellow corps members and me was just as important.” 

Archer Fellow alumnus Gordon Rooney with General Stanley McChrystal during a meeting of Franklin Project Ambassadors in Washington, D.C. 

Alumni: Update Your Contact Information

Help us keep your information up-to-date! Please complete a short online form to provide your current contact information. Be sure to include any acceptances to graduate, law or medical school and fellowship programs such as Teach for America and the Peace Corps. Contact Archer Center Alumni Relations Manager Dareth Finn with questions.

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