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Featured Alumni articles profile a handful of the more than 14,500 individuals who have participated in one or more of TFAS summer Institutes since our founding in 1967. A sample of our alumni illustrates how far TFAS can reach into the world of politics, government, business and the media. Our alumni work in all of these sectors promoting freedom in the U.S. and around the world. Read about a few of our alumni below:

Featured Alumni
FEATURED ALUMNUS: CONGRESSMAN DAVID ROUZER (IBGA 93, AIPES 94)

Featured Alumnus: Congressman David Rouzer (IBGA 93, AIPES 94) On Jan. 6, 2015 TFAS alumnus David Rouzer (IBGA 93, AIPES 94) was sworn in as one of 58 new members ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: MOLLIE HEMMINGWAY (NOVAK 04)

Featured Alumna: Mollie Hemmingway (Novak 04)Former Robert Novak Journalism Fellow Mollie Hemingway (Novak 04) has evolved in her journalism career from working at small newspapers, to becoming a Novak Fellow in 2004 ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: KATIE BOOTHROYD (IPVS 08)

FEATURED ALUMNA: KATIE BOOTHROYD (IPVS 08)
 Alumna Katie Boothroyd (IPVS 08) jokes that when she graduated from college with an English degree in 2008, she had two choices in a very uncertain job market ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: SHANT BOYAJIAN (LSI 08)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: SHANT BOYAJIAN (LSI 08)
 Many TFAS alumni say they will never forget the relationships they formed with their peers, professors and staff during their program ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: THOMAS SILEO (NOVAK 10)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: THOMAS SILEO (Novak 10)
 After eight years in the TV business, journalist Thomas Sileo decided that media coverage of day-to-day lives of U.S. military members ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: ADAM KWASMAN (CSF 04)

Featured Alumnus: Adam Kwasman (CSF 04)
 Adam Kwasman always knew he loved politics, but TFAS Capital Semester was for him the glue that molded together all the tools to fight for important principles ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: BRITT BEEMER

FEATURED ALUMNUS: BRITT BEEMER (ICPES 71)
 Britt Beemer attended the TFAS Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in 1971, when it was referred to as the Charles ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: JEFF KANE

FEATURED ALUMNUS: JEFF KANE
  According to Jeff Kane, when he came to The Fund for American Studies in the summer of 1972 he already knew there was some level of bias in colleges across the country ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: BRITTANY PARTRIDGE

FEATURED ALUMNA: BRITTANY PARTRIDGE
  When Brittany Partridge came to Washington, D.C. to attend the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) she ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: PETER FELDMAN

FEATURED ALUMNUS: PETER FELDMAN
  When Peter Feldman (IPVS 2004, LSI 2007) reflects on the lessons he learned as a TFAS student in the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: JESSICA RAY (IPJ 07)

Featured AlumnA: Jessica Ray (IPJ 07)
“I knew spending eight weeks living and interning in Washington, D.C. was going to be a life-changing experience, but I learned even more than I anticipated,” said TFAS alumna Jessica (Eggan) Ray ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: KEVIN SEIFERT (ICPES 06)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: KEVIN SEIFERT (ICPES 06)
Few things could be more exciting during an election year than working directly for someone on the presidential ticket. Kevin Seifert, a 2006 alumnus ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: MARY CASLIN ROSS (ICPES 72)

FEATURED ALUMNA: MARY CASLIN ROSS (ICPES 72)
In 1972, Mary Caslin Ross was a sophomore at St. John’s University in New York, studying political science, when she met fellow ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: CAROLINE NIELSON DECKER (B 92)

FEATURED ALUMNA: CAROLINE NIELSON DECKER (B 92)
“I really loved Washington. I caught the bug and wanted to come back,” said Caroline Nielson Decker (B 92), vice president of legislative affairs at the American Trucking Associations ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: ARPITA NEPAL (HK 07)

FEATURED ALUMNA: ARPITA NEPAL (HK 07)
Arpita Nepal (HK 07) is an alumna of the Asia Institute on Political Economy (AIPE) in Hong Kong, but even before attending the program Ms. Nepal had a strong interest in the ideas of free-market economics, and in taking action on those ideas of free-market economics ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: VERN MCKINLEY (E 84)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: VERN MCKINLEY (E 84)
Vern McKinley (E 84) has been involved with TFAS for more than 25 years. A 1984 alumnus of The Fund’s Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES), McKinley began his time with TFAS interning with the Senate Republican Policy Committee ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: ALLISON HOLMES (B 07)

FEATURED ALUMNA: ALLISON HOLMES (B 07)
Allison Holmes (B 07) came to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2007 to participate in The Fund for American Studies’ Institute on Business and Government Affairs. Her internship was with Alticor, Inc (Amway) and was an experience Holmes says paved ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: NICOLE TIEMAN (J 09)

FEATURED ALUMNI: NICOLE TIEMAN (J 09)
Thanks to a scholarship through The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Nicole (Larson) Tieman (J 09) came to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2009 from Wisconsin to participate in the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: KENNETH KLATT (E 70)

FEATURED ALUMNI: KENNETH KLATT (E 70)
Kenneth Klatt (E 70) has been with TFAS from the beginning. A student in the very first TFAS class in 1970, Klatt became a founding member of the Alumni Council when it was formed in 2003 ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: ANTHONY SHOP (E 03)

FEATURED ALUMNI: ANTHONY SHOP (E 03)
It’s 7 a.m. on a chilly fall morning in Washington. TFAS alumnus Anthony Shop (E 03) is full of energy as he directs a film crew and a handful of TFAS staff members in preparation for a busy day shooting alumni ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRISTIE FOGARTY (B 03)

FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRISTIE FOGARTY (B 03)
As a marketing and psychology major, Christie Phillips Fogarty (B 03) had spent much of her collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRIS WILSON (E 90)

FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRIS WILSON (E 90)
Chris Wilson (E 90) attended the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) in 1990 at The Fund for American Studies. Today he is CEO of one of the largest and most successful ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: NICHOLAS BALLASY (J 07)

FEATURED ALUMNI: NICHOLAS BALLASY (J 07)
Every aspiring journalist is in search of a career-making interview. Many go for years without a break, but for TFAS alumnus Nicholas Ballasy, interviewing heavy weights like former President Bill Clinton is just ... READ MORE



Chris Hull & Maureen Suda

FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRIS HULL (E 91) AND MAUREEN SUDA (B 90)
 TFAS has seen many changes in its programs over the past 45 years. Each summer holds something new for the students. But, with every passing summer, there ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMESON LAMIE (A 08)

FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMESON LAMIE (A 08)
 For Jameson Lamie (A 08), participating in the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague in 2008 was, simply put, “the best cultural experience of my life” ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: ELIZABETH DONATELLI (J 02)

FEATURED ALUMNI: ELIZABETH DONATELLI (J 02)
 Elizabeth Donatelli (J 02) is a political reporter for WAVE-TV in Louisville, Ky. where she has covered a wide range of topics from the election of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) to the current state budget crisis. ... READ MORE



Featured Alumni - Bryan Wood

FEATURED ALUMNI: BRYAN WOOD (B 06)
 2006 Institute on Business and Government Affairs alumnus Bryan Wood always had a deep appreciation for politics. Through his TFAS internship at the Aerospace Industries Association, Wood was allowed to regularly attend hearings and markups on Capitol Hill. While a lot of people are... READ MORE



Featured Alumni: Libby George

FEATURED ALUMNI: LIBBY GEORGE (J 02, E 04)
 “TFAS gave me my first ‘real’ taste with news writing and reporting,” said Libby George, an alumna of the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) and the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES). In fact she says the people that she met at her TFAS... READ MORE



Featured Alumni: Sterling Meyers (CSS 08)

FEATURED ALUMNI: STERLING MEYERS (CSS 08) TFAS recruits the best and brightest students from across the globe, so it is no surprise that many of them choose to participate in post-undergraduate programs, seeking to continue ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: Nick Ballasy (IPJ 07)

FEATURED ALUMNI: NICK BALLASY (J 07)
 At age 23, Nicholas Ballasy is quickly becoming a seasoned journalist in Washington. Since June 2008, Ballasy has worked for CNSNews.com, and has the unique opportunity of interviewing national political figures... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMES H RITCHIE (E 83)

FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMES H RITCHIE (E 83)
 As the great-grandson of Italian immigrants, James H. Ritchie's family instilled in him a commitment to the American belief in equal opportunity and a duty to assist in the advancement of our nation; principles that ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: VICTOR BIEBIGHAUSER (E 74)

FEATURED ALUMNI: VICTOR BIEBIGHAUSER (E 74)
 Victor Biebighauser (E 74) was not particularly fond of economics before his summer with TFAS in 1974. Thanks to Dr. George Viksnins, however, Biebighauser soon changed ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: ANDRIY MAKSYMOVYCH (A 07)

FEATURED ALUMNI: ANDRIY MAKSYMOVYCH (A 07)
 Over the years, many students have cited TFAS programs as a stepping stone to their careers. 25 year old Andriy Maksymovych (A 07) not only credits TFAS with helping him to get his career off the ground grassroots group... READ MORE



Featured Alumni: Armando Regil

FEATURED ALUMNI: ARMANDO REGIL (CSF 07)
 Armando Regil has accomplished more in his 25 years than most people do in a lifetime. Regil wrote his first book in 2004 at 19. In 2007, Regil attended Capital Semester Fall with TFAS, followed by... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: JUSTICE ROBERT CUPP

FEATURED ALUMNI: JUSTICE ROBERT CUPP (E 71)
 In 2006, Justice Robert Cupp was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court after serving in the Ohio Court of Appeals. Justice Cupp’s extraordinary legal career also includes serving in the Ohio Senate... READ MORE



Mary Ellen Burke (J 05)

FEATURED ALUMNI: MARY ELLEN BURKE (J 05)
 In her role as State Communications Manager, Mary Ellen Burke (J 05) focuses on strategic communication messaging and media outreach for the free market grassroots group... READ MORE



Featured Alumni - Freed

FEATURED ALUMNI: JONATHAN FREED (J 88)
While most of us only dream of front row seats during our time's most significant events, Jonathan Freed repeatedly witnessed history in the making during his 20 years as a journalist... READ MORE



Featured Alumni - Easton

FEATURED ALUMNI: MICHELLE EASTON (E 73
Seventeen years ago, Michelle Easton (E 73) had a dream to cultivate strong, intelligent, conservative women. She formed the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute in 1993, and since then, the Institute... READ MORE



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