The Archer Center Spotlight: Spring into Summer 2018
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News and Highlights

Archer Fellow Alumni Celebrate Commencement

Congratulations to our many alumni who graduated this spring from undergraduate, graduate, law and medical school!

Welcome to Keenan Courtland, Program Coordinator

Keenan Courtland has joined the Archer Center team as program coordinator. In this role, he serves as a contact for undergraduate and graduate Archer Fellows from admission throughout their journey to Washington, D.C. Previously, Keenan worked at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in a variety of roles related to student internship preparedness, seminar coordination, and admissions. A Maryland native, Keenan has been a D.C. resident for four years. He received his B.A. in Social Work from Hood College and his M.S.W. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Keenan and his wife enjoy being tourists in their own city and can be found enjoying farmer's markets and restaurants, exploring local parks and historic sites, and attending concert and theater venues throughout the city. In his downtime, Keenan enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, cheering on the Washington Capitals and Baltimore Orioles, and practicing yoga.

9th Class of Graduate Archer Fellows Arrives in D.C.

The Summer 2018 Graduate Fellow cohort includes 41 graduate and medical students from ten UT System institutions. In addition to the first Ph.D. student from The University of Texas Medical Branch studying human pathophysiology and translational medicine, the class also includes our first microbiology Ph.D. student who is interning at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and first M.A. in art history student who is interning at the National Gallery of Art. Check out the bios and internship sites page on our website to learn more about the cohort.

Archer Center Trust Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018

Interested in joining a special group of Archer Center supporters and having a huge impact on students?  Join the Friends of the Archer Center Trust!  The Trust is an annual giving program that funds important areas of need that cannot be funded through the Archer Center's annual operating budget. Click here to learn more or contact Archer Center executive director Katie Romano for further information.

Archer Fellow Alumni Association

Archer Center Launches AFAA Connect: Register Today!

The Archer Center and AFAA launched our new online alumni network, AFAA Connect, in May. AFAA Connect allows Archer Fellow alumni to easily find and reconnect with Fellows from their cohort and also create new connections across the Archer Family. Still need to create your alumni account?  Visit the site to register now!
Join AFAA Connect

Upcoming Events

Washington, D.C. Chapter
Annual DC AFAA Fun Run
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00 am
Meet at I Street entrance of Senate Square
Join the DC AFAA Chapter for their annual Fun Run! The group will run approximately two miles to the Cosi at 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (next to the Archer Center), where a light breakfast will be provided.
Please RSVP to DC Chapter Chairs Maggie Mahfood or Audra Jackson!
Dallas Chapter
Summer Social 
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Home of Christine Powers Leatherberry, Fall 2001 Archer Fellow
Please RSVP by June 18 using password "AFAA" at
The Archer Center is a self-supporting center that enables students from across the state of Texas to take advantage of academic and internship opportunities in Washington, D.C. Giving to the Archer Center helps students from all UT System campuses pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals.
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