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SOUTHERN WOMEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE

Women leaders from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia gathered in Charlotte on March 28-29 for a regional roundtable discussion to examine the current status of women in public service leadership and to determine how we can most effectively increase the involvement of women in leadership at the local, state and national levels.



CONGRESS TO CAMPUS PROGRAM VISITS BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN KANSAS

Former Congressmen Ken Hechler of West Virginia (with microphone) and Peter Torkildsen of Massachusetts address students at Butler Community College in Kansas on April 16, 2010 as part of the Congress to Campus program.



111th STENNIS CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWS HOLD ROUNDTABLES IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Stennis Fellows met at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia on April 18-19, 2010, to hear from David Eisenhower, Marjorie Margolies, and John Lapinski on balancing governing responsibility with campaign demands.

USS HARRY S. TRUMAN LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier leadership award winners toured the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on April 27, 2010.







SOUTHERN WOMEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT HELD IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, leads a panel of college women in a discussion about attracting young women leaders to public service. The panel was part of the summit calledSouthern Women in Public Service Leadership: Bridging the

STENNIS FELLOWS SYNTHESIS RETREAT IN SHEPHERDSTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA

The 111th Congress Stennis Fellows met May 21-22, 2010 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia to finalize their findings at the completion of their fellowship. Stennis Fellows are high ranking congressional staff, such as chiefs of staff, committee staff directors, legislative directors, and others, who are committed to improving the effectiveness of Congress.

TRUMAN SCHOLARS DAY ON CAPITOL HILL HELD ON JUNE 18, 2010

 Bob Holste (left), a 1983 Truman Scholar and 108th Congress Stennis Fellow, and Peg McGlinch (right), a 1994 Truman Scholar and 109th Congress Stennis Fellow, address current Truman Scholars on June 18, 2010 about careers on Capitol Hill. The Truman Scholars, in Washington for summer internships, also heard from U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Judy Schneider of the Library of Congress, and Dr. Donald Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate. In addition, the Truman Scholars were paired with Senior Stennis Fellows, who hosted visits in their offices.

STENNIS STUDENT CONGRESS HELD IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

These finalists in the House and Senate competed in the Stennis Congressional Debate on June 13-18, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Stennis Center sponsors the Student Congress portion of the National Forensic League's National Speech & Debate Tournament.


KANSAS GOVERNOR MARK PARKINSON RECEIVED THE 2010 HAROLD KELLER AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson is the 2010 recipient of theHarold Keller Award for Public Service Leadership.

The award honors an individual who has successfully applied lessons learned through National Forensic League (NFL) Student Congress to become an effective leader in public service.

Governor Parkinson participated in the 1975 National Forensic League House of Representatives in Indianapolis, Indiana, elected as presiding officer for his chamber. He graduated with 633 merit points accumulated for participation and success, reaching a degree of Special Distinction in the NFL honorary society.

A successful businessman and attorney, Governor Parkinson has previously served Kansas as Lieutenant Governor and completed terms in both the State Senate and House of Representatives. He assumed his post as Governor of Kansas on April 28, 2009. Click here to learn more about the 2010 Keller Award winner. The award was presented during the National Forensic League's 2010 National Speech Tournament held June 13-18, 2010, in Kansas City, Missouri.

USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND USS NIMITZ LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, meets with the commanding officers and the leadership award winners from the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) and the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) during their visit to Washington, D.C. on June 21-23, 2010.

 
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