Pictured left to right, Rex Buffington, Stennis Center for Public Service; Col. Jim Skelton, son of Ike Skelton; Terry Babcock-Lumish, wife of Brian; Major Brian Babcock-Lumish, Skelton Award winner;  Patty Skelton, widow of Ike Skelton; and Andy Rich, Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Pictured left to right, Rex Buffington, Stennis Center for Public Service; Col. Jim Skelton, son of Ike Skelton; Terry Babcock-Lumish, wife of Brian; Major Brian Babcock-Lumish, Skelton Award winner; Patty Skelton, widow of Ike Skelton; and Andy Rich, Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Since 1991, the Stennis Center has developed a strong working partnership with the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

The Stennis Center has conducted 23 events with Truman Scholars. Since 2003, the Stennis Center has hosted an annual event called Truman Scholars Day on Capitol Hill. The most recent of these daylong programs was held on May 29, 2015. In addition, on May 28, 2015, the Stennis Center arranged for Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to present the inaugural Ike Skelton Award for Public Service to Major Brian Babcock-Lumish, a 2001 Truman Scholar from Maryland. The Skelton Award honors Congressman Ike Skelton, who was the longest serving member of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation’s Board of Trustees. For many years, Congressman Skelton was a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and he was its chairman and ranking member between 1998 and 2011. The Skelton Award recognizes a Truman Scholar who is a current or former member of the armed forces and has made significant contributions to public service and the Truman community.

Truman Scholars Day on Capitol Hill
June 2-3, 2016
May 28-29, 2015
May 29-30, 2014
July 19, 2013
July 13, 2012
June 24, 2011
June 18, 2010
June 19, 2009
June 20, 2008
July 20, 2007
July 21, 2006
July 11, 2005
July 19, 2004
June 4-5, 2003

Charles Murphy Ethics and Public
Service Leadership Seminar – Duke University

January 12-14, 2001

Conference on Civil Rights
Atlanta, Georgia
February 4-6, 2000

Commissioning of the USS TRUMAN
Norfolk, Virginia
July 24-25, 1998

TSA Annual Meeting
Key West, Florida
January 16-18, 1998

Running for Public Office Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas
February 21-23, 1997

Regional Conference
Austin, Texas
December 2-4, 1994

Regional Conference
Wilmington,Delaware
November 5-7, 1993

Regional Conference
Chicago, Illinois
April 16-18, 1993

Regional Conference
Leesburg, Virginia
November 20-22, 1992

Regional Conference
Durham, New Hampshire
April 24-26, 1992

Regional Conference
Atlanta,Georgia
December 13-15, 1991