TSA 2013 National Conference Recap

Over two-hundred Truman Scholars registered this year for the sold out Truman Scholars Association’s national conference in Washington, D.C. that took place from Thursday, July 18th to Sunday, July 21st. Since 2009, TSA has held the national conference every other year and has continued to successfully bring Truman Scholars together to reconnect, discuss the important […]

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Class Notes | August 2012

Jamaal Barnes (NC ‘09) just took on a new role at Harvard University and is currently the Assistant Director of Admissions at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He looks forward to chatting with Trumans who are interested in social impact in the education sector. Katie Blaisdell (HI ‘08) is excited to start a joint degree […]

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Hope Street Group: “For a Healthier, Wealthier, Wiser America.”

Ashley Bittner (FL ’06) interviewed Samuel Roe of the Hope Street Group to learn how the organization is bringing together people from across the private, public, and social sector to solve our nation’s biggest problems.  Hope Street Group was founded by young entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries in 2003. Byron Auguste (AZ ’87) […]

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Eric Greitens (MO ’95) Wins Charles Bronfman Prize

The following is an excerpt from a press release from The Charles Bronfman Prize. Eric Greitens, the visionary founder of an organization challenging post-9/11 veterans to build lives of purpose, strengthening individuals and communities while changing the national conversation about returning service members, is the 2012 recipient of The Charles Bronfman Prize. Each year, The […]

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David Agnew (SC ’86) Named White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

The following is an excerpt from a White House press release. Today, the White House announced that current Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew will now serve as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.  Mr. Agnew will oversee the Obama Administration’s relationship with state, county, local, and tribal officials […]

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Vijoy Paul Chattergy (HI ’88) Named Interim Chief Investment Officer for Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

The following is an excerpt from an article in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The state’s largest public pension fund has an interim chief investment officer. Vijoy Paul Chattergy, an investment specialist with the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System, has been appointed by its eight-person board of trustees to oversee the $11.5 billion fund while a search is undertaken […]

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Profile: Byron Auguste (AZ ’87)

“The world’s biggest problems cannot be solved by one sector.” For this profile, Byron Auguste (AZ ‘87), the global leader of McKinsey’s Social Sector Practice and co-founder and board chairman of the Hope Street Group, was interviewed by Ashley Bittner (FL ’06), joint MBA-MPP graduate student at The Wharton School and Harvard Kennedy School. Byron […]

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Class Notes | February 2012

Wendi Adelson (FL ‘00) has two boys who are now 2.5 (Benjamin) and 16 months (Lincoln Jonah). In August 2011 she started a new job as a clinical professor at Florida State University College of Law where she directs a Medical Legal Partnerhship. Also, she has published a book, This is Our Story, that chronicles […]

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Inauguration of Frederick Slabach (MS ’77) as 20th President of Texas Wesleyan University

Congratulations to Fred Slabach who, on January 27, 2012, was inaugurated as the 20th President of Texas Wesleyan University, a position he has held since one year ago. He brings decades of legal and political experience to this role, and has already articulated a strong vision for the future of the institution. According to the […]

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An Update from the TSA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the Truman Scholars Association held its annual in-person meeting in November 2011 in Washington DC.  The in-person meeting is an invaluable tool for the geographically diverse board, as it allows directors to meet face-to-face and spend a weekend dedicated solely to TSA issues.  The primary goal of this meeting was […]

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