The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

The Rockefeller Center's Annual Student and Alumni Reception

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On Thursday, June 18, 2015, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center hosted its annual Student and Alumni Reception in Washington, DC. Each year the occasion provides an opportunity for the Center’s First-Year Fellows, newly arrived to the city and ready to embark on their 8-week summer internships, to meet and network with their Dartmouth Alumni mentors. 

Director Andrew Samwick alongside four of this year's First Year Fellows. Photo by Laurie DeWitt.

“The First-Year Fellows program is a great example of the partnership between the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth alumni, who find many ways to contribute to the education of each successive cohort of Dartmouth students,” noted the Center’s Director, Professor Andrew Samwick, during his brief remarks at the reception. Samwick also used the occasion to acknowledge Deputy Director Sadhana Hall’s completion of ten years with the Center and Dartmouth College.

In addition to those involved with the First-Year Fellows program, the reception is open to all current Dartmouth students interning in DC during the summer and area alumni with a connection to the Center. 

Professor Ron Shaiko speaks with Rocky-funded intern, Pooja Singhi '18. Photo by Laurie DeWitt.

As with the past seven years, the reception took place at Willkie Farr and Gallagher, LLP. "We are grateful to Martin Weinstein ’81, a partner at Willkie Farr and Gallagher, and the staff for graciously providing such a lovely and convenient venue. It is such a pleasure to welcome alumni and friends in the DC area and the First-Year Fellows to this lively gathering each June,” says Joanne Needham, Coordinator for Public and Special Events at the Center. 

Snapshots of the alumni reception. Photo by Laurie DeWitt.

Over one hundred guests attended the Thursday evening event from 6:00-7:30 pm. To receive an invitation to next year’s reception, join our Friends of the Rockefeller Center mailing list by registering here.

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