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The Archer Center Spotlight: January 2016
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The Archer Center Spotlight: January 2016

Spring 2016 Archer Fellows meet with Congressman Archer and Archer Center Advisory Board Chairman Don Carlson during their first week in D.C.

Spring 2016 Archer Fellows Arrive in D.C.

The Spring 2016 Archer Fellows arrived in the nation's capital this month. This cohort of 41 UT System students participated in the traditional Archer Center scavenger hunt, enjoyed a welcome reception with alumni, and spent their first weekend in D.C. learning from Dr. John Daly. They also started their internships with a wide variety of organizations, including National Public Radio, The Urban Institute, C-SPAN, the Embassy of Canada, and with various federal agencies and Congressional offices. The students also weathered Winter Storm Jonas together. The two feet of snow from the historic storm didn't stop the group from exploring their new city and even sledding down Capitol Hill! Stay tuned to The Archer Center Spotlight for updates on their semester and keep track of their adventures by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Archer Fellows enjoy sledding on Capitol Hill.
Archer Fellows attend a networking event.

Archer Center Celebrates 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. The first cohort of Archer Fellows arrived in Washington in January 2001 and included 10 students from UT Austin. The Center now hosts more than 40 undergraduate students from all UT System campuses each semester, and offers the Graduate Program in Public Policy every summer. 

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. Contact Archer Center Director Katie Romano for questions.


Archer Fellowship Program Application Deadline: February 15

Applications for the 2016-2017 Archer Fellowship Program are due on Monday, February 15. Undergraduate UT System students who wish to participate in the program during the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semesters should apply through our online application

Contact Archer Center Recruitment Coordinator Celina Artusi for questions about the application process. 

Congressman Archer Retires from PwC

After 15 years as Senior Policy Advisor, Congressman Bill Archer has retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He looks forward to spending more time with his family and at The Archer Center where he will host "office hours" with current Archer Fellows. Please join The Archer Center staff in congratulating Mr. Archer on his distinguished career!

Archer Center Advisory Board Executive Committee Named

As The Archer Center continues serving more students, the Center's Advisory Board is expanding its leadership. Advisory Board Chairman Don Carlson appointed Mr. James "Jim" Bayless to serve as Vice Chair of the Board and lead its newly formed Executive Committee, which will advise on strategic planning and initiatives of the Center to align with its mission to educate the next generation of leaders. Other Executive Committee members include Mr. Chris Bjornson, Dr. Michael Coleman, Dr. Ted Harpham, Dr. Marilyn Harris, Mrs. Carolyn Hodges, and Mrs. Cameron Krier Massey.

Archer Fellow Alumni Association Events

AFAA chapters across the country are hosting social and community service events in the coming months. See below for details on upcoming alumni events in your area. Fill out our online form to provide your current contact information and make sure you get the most relevant information for alumni activities near you! 

Austin AFAA Happy Hour with 2016 Graduate Fellows
Saturday, January 30 | 5:00 - 7:00pm

Location: El Chile | 1809 Manor
Contact: Chapter Chairs Kali Lang and Elizabeth Sohns  

Houston AFAA Community Service Project
Saturday, February 13 | 1:30pm
Location: Ronald McDonald House | 6441 Fannin Street
Details: The chapter will be baking cookies for children and families staying in the Ronald McDonald House. 
Contact: RSVP to Chapter Chair Omar Ellaboudy

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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