The Archer Center Spotlight: March 2016
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The Archer Center Spotlight: March 2016

Celebrate The Archer Center's 15th Anniversary

The Spring 2016 semester marks the 15th Anniversary of The Archer Center and Congressman Archer's legacy of inspiring young Texans to pursue lives of public service. To honor this milestone, the Center is hosting a series of events in Washington, D.C., and Texas beginning in April. These events will celebrate the previous 15 years of educating the next generation of leaders from Texas and raise funds for the next 15 years of Archer Fellows. Visit our website for sponsorship opportunities and event details, and join us for kickoff receptions in D.C. and Austin next month.

Washington, D.C. Reception
Saturday, April 9 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
United Nations Foundation Building | 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Tours of The Archer Center will be given during the reception.
RSVP to by Friday, April 1

Austin, Texas Reception
Wednesday, April 20 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
The home of Liz and Jim Bayless | 2405 Rockmoor Avenue
RSVP to by Wednesday, April 13

Contact Archer Center Director Katie Romano for questions.

Spring 2016 Archer Fellows Blossom in D.C.

Spring is always an exciting time in Washington, D.C., and the Spring 2016 Archer Fellows are taking advantage of the city's most famous season. Several of the students attended the official arrival ceremony at the White House for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, while others experienced the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Many Fellows enjoyed the cherry blossoms on the tidal basin and took weekend trips to New York City and Philadelphia. The cohort also participated in the long-standing Archer Fellow tradition of reading Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial as part of their class with Dr. Joel Swerdlow. Stay tuned to The Archer Center Spotlight and follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as the Fellows wrap up their time in D.C. next month!

Archer Fellows at the White House for the arrival of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.
Archer Fellows pose in front of the famous cherry blossom trees on the tidal basin.

Archer Fellow Alumni Association Hosts Day of Service

This month, Archer Fellow Alumni Association (AFAA) chapters hosted volunteer activities as part of the AFAA's annual Day of Service. This tradition was established to honor Congressman Archer and recognize his birthday on March 22. D.C.-area alumni and current Archer Fellows made sandwiches for Martha's Table, an organization that serves D.C.'s underprivileged communities. Alumni in Austin assisted the Ronald McDonald House with making welcome packages for families staying there. "Our Day of Service continues to be a great way to carry on Congressman Archer's commitment to public service," said AFAA President Todd Hill. "This was our third year to organize service events, and several more chapters are planning to host additional community service events in the near future."

D.C.-area Archer Fellow alumni make sandwiches for Martha's Table.
Archer Fellow alumni at the Ronald McDonald house in Austin.

Archer Fellow Alumnae Recognized in Competitions

Two Archer Fellow alumnae were recently awarded at regional and international competitions in their respective fields. Summer 2015 Graduate Fellow Lorin Washington and her teammates won the regional competition and placed second in the international competition of The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) 2016 Student Simulation Climate Change Competition. 

Spring 2011 alumna and UT Law student Daniella Martinez and a teammate won their regional competition of the Texas Young Lawyers' Association National Trial Competition. Martinez advanced to the national competition currently taking place in Dallas.

Share your professional and personal successes with The Archer Center by filling out our online form to provide your current contact information and relevant updates! 

Alumna Daniella Martinez (third from right) pictured with teammates at the Texas Young Lawyers' Assocation regional competition. 
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