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Sample Events and Itineraries

Center Events
Capitol Hill Networking Reception
Speed networking

Planned and executed a networking reception in the House Judiciary Committee hearing room.  More than 120 alums, plus Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and President Taylor Reveley, attended.

Careers in Intelligence

Planned and executed a reception and alumni panel for 90 alumni on careers in intelligence, featuring speakers from the CIA, State Department, and PricewaterhouseCoopers

An Evening With Jim ComeyComey Event

Planned, executed, and publicized a reception and discussion with former FBI Director Jim Comey '82 and Government Professor Christine Nemacheck.  More than 100 alumni and friends attended.

Academic Events
Mason School of Business - EMBA Residency Week in DC

Collaborated with Assistant Dean Prabhu Aggarwal and EMBA Director Susan Hughes to plan and execute a week of classes and speakers in the Center for their incoming students.

W&M Public Policy Spring Reception with U.S. Senator Tom Carper

W&M parent U.S.  Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) spoke to a group of 90 alumni and friends of the Public Policy Alumni Association of William & Mary.  Recruited Senator Carper as a speaker and supported event logistics and catering.

Faculty Events & Class Visits 
Faculty Event:  Lunch with Professor George Grayson

Partnered with the Hudson Institute to host and publicize a lunch and discussion on the occasion of the publication of Professor George Grayson's book, Mexican Messiah: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, for 100 alums and guests.

Faculty/Student Conference:  Challenges and Opportunities Facing Iraqi WomenIraqi Women

Professor Gul Ozyegin and Emeritus Professor Martha Houle led a group of 45 students from campus to the Washington Office to meet with staff from the Iraqi Embassy, Lois Critchfield, and other experts on the topic of "Challenges and Opportunities Facing Iraqi Women."  Helped find speakers and supported logistics and catering.

W&M Spring Break Student Research Trip

Professor Sylvia Tandeciarz and Professor Theresa Longo brought 11 W&M students and 4 Argentinean students to Washington for a week of meetings and social/cultural activities.  Helped find speakers and supported logistics, housing, and catering.

Professional  Development
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences  (CCAS)

Anne-Marie McCartan, director of the W&M-based CCAS held a Washington Seminar in the Washington Center for 30 of their members.  Supported the logistics and catering, and arranged a group visit to Capitol Hill to meet with Senate Appropriations Chief of Staff Chuck Kieffer ‘72.

American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) conference

Religious Studies Professor Tamara Sonn led a semi-annual meeting of ACSIS.  Supported conference logistics and catering.  

Student Events
SEP Capitol HillPamela Harriman Fellowship

Supported the logistics and catering of the semiannual meeting and reception of the Pamela Harriman Student Fellowship organization

Keio/W&M Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Supported the logistics and catering of the annual Keio visit to Washington DC. Read more about Keio's trip to DC here!

Alumni Events
GMWDC Alumni Chapter Annual Reception

Worked with the Board of the DC Alumni Chapter and the staff of the W&M Alumni Association to plan and support the Chapter's annual reception, with special guest President Taylor Reveley.  More than 175 alums and friends attended. 

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The Global Playground Fundraiser "An Evening Under the Stars"

Supported logistics for the group The Global Playground, headed by Doug Bunch '02 and Edward Branagan '03, for their fundraiser in the Washington Center to support school building projects in Uganda and Cambodia.

Youth Achieve

William Smith '04 used the Washington Center to host a meeting of Youth Achieve, a non-profit that provides college scholarship money to disadvantaged young adults in the Washington area.  Supported logistics.